Superpowers are a staple of fantasy and science fiction. They’re certainly a common feature of the television, movies, novels, and comic books that we see today, but ever since ancient times, tales have been told of people and animals with extraordinary abilities.
From Hercules to Superman to Harry Potter, we’ve been enchanted for millennia by tales of those who can do things that seem impossible. Still, we usually chalk it up as nothing but pure make-believe. These super geckos, however, are all too real!
These geckos may not be able to use their powers to fight crime (or try to take over the world, for that manner), but they certainly are impressive. Just wait until you see them for yourself!
These geckos have proven to be quite elusive creatures. “I personally have only ever once managed to catch one of these geckos without losing more than a few scales,” said Mark Scherz, Ph.D., a student at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich who authored a study on the creatures. “I was elated! You can look at any museum with these geckos and you see how seldom the [skin] stays intact. It’s almost ridiculous.”
These geckos are truly fascinating animals, aren’t they? Hopefully they remain protected as scientists continue to study them. There’s so much more to learn!
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