Zoo

The Zoo at Chehaw is home to 234 specimens representing over 73 different species. Enjoy natural, outdoor exhibits including Cheetahs, Black Rhinoceros’, Meerkats, Black Bears, Alligators, and many more, while you stroll through our scenic boardwalks and cypress swamp. Participate in animal feedings and keeper talks every weekend. Chehaw’s African Veldt Ride is free with admission, and will take you through our largest exhibit where seven different species roam in natural herds. The Zoo at Chehaw undergoes regular, thorough investigation to ensure that it has met, and will to continue to meet, ever-rising standards. These standards encompass animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. 

Lygodactylus conraui

Cameroon Dwarf Gecko - Lygodactylus conraui (Captive Bred)

NAME/REGION
Cameroon dwarf geckos (Lygodactylus conraui) are a small species that hails from Cameroon and surrounding countries. These arboreal geckos are small and fast.

COLORATION
Juveniles tend to be brown in color with a conspicuously red tail. When they reach adulthood, they become a beautiful combination of a yellow head and tail with a light blue body. They also have two rows of small white circles which descend down their backs. Males tend to exhibit brighter colors than females.

SIZE
These small geckos only reach 2-2.5 inches as adults.

SEX
Cameroon dwarf geckos can be sexed by dimorphism in coloration: males tend to be brighter in color, while females are dull and may retain their brownish color characteristic of juveniles.