Say G'Day to Ozzie!
Updated: Dec 29, 2021
I wanted to hop on and introduce you to the newest addition to our Wee Critters family - Ozzie, the New Caledonian giant gecko!
This gecko is found on the remote islands of New Caledonia.
Populations of the New Caledonian giant gecko have been reduced in the wild by habitat destruction and predation by invasive species that have been introduced to the islands such as cats and rodents.
Some of the indigenous Kanak people of New Caledonia fear this gecko. This is because of an old superstition that the gecko has th
e ability to cling to a person's body and pull out that person's soul.
Ozzie will be settling in to his new home over the next couple of weeks and I then hope that he will start to come to some of my sessions with me. He will be helping to deliver a range of important environmental education messages including rainforests, classification, endangered animals, habitats and many more!
𝙄𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙬𝙚𝙚 𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙫𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡, 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙥, 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙧 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖𝙣 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙡 𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙨𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙤𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮!
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