Sashastra Seema Bal on Tuesday with forest mobile post apprehended one wildlife smuggler with six Tokay geckos in Kamakhyaguri, West Bengal.
The tokay gecko is a nocturnal arboreal gecko in the genus Gekko. It is native to Asia and some Pacific Islands. This species occurs in northeast India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh, throughout Southeast Asia, including the Philippines and Indonesia, and to western New Guinea in Melanesia.
Its native habitat is rainforest, where it lives on trees and cliffs, and it also frequently adapts to rural human habitations, roaming walls and ceilings at night in search of insect prey. It is an invasive species in the Florida Keys. Increasing urbanisation is reducing its range.