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12 Animals That Are Masters of Disguise

Leaf-Tail Gecko

  • Class: Reptiles
  • Order: Scaled reptiles
  • Family: Geckos
  • Habitat: Madagascar
  • Camouflage: Mimesis

Can you see the leaf-tail gecko? It’s especially hard in the second photo: is the head at the top or bottom? It’s at the bottom (you can see one of its eyes). The leaf-tail gecko is actually known for its leaf-shaped tail, and that’s where it gets its name. Its ability to melt into the background is breathtaking. Some leaf-tail geckos have a kind of skin flap at the side of their bodies. They can place this on the bark of a tree almost seamlessly, so that their body doesn’t even cast a shadow. With camouflage like that, you can sleep all day long ;)

Leaf-Tail Gecko Leaf-Tail Gecko - Photo: Hugh Lansdown/Shutterstock

Leaf-Tail Gecko Leaf-Tail Gecko - Photo: Cathy Keifer/Shutterstock

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