IUCN status: Least concern
They are found in the northeastern part of India, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and other Southeast Asian countries. Their native habitat is the rainforests, where they live on trees and cliffs. They frequently adapt to rural human habitations; roaming walls and ceilings at night in search of insects.
The male of these species is known to make a loud croaking call to attract their mate which sounds like “token, gekk-gekk, tuck-too or tou-kay” due to this they have given their name.
Tokay geckos are becoming more popular as pets because of their striking colours and large size. This specie is quickly becoming a threatened species in the Philippines because of indiscriminate hunting. This specie is also poached for the medicinal trade in some parts of Asia.
Taxidermy, Moulding and casting