Global Distribution Patterns of Threatened Geckos in Zoos: A Comprehensive Analysis Using ZIMS and ZTL Databases

Exploring global gecko conservation in zoos, our study utilizes ZIMS and ZTL databases to assess the distribution patterns of threatened Gekkota species. Only 9.3% of recognized gecko species are kept, with 20.4% classified as threatened. While European, North American, and Australian zoos house most species, Oceania prioritizes native geckos. Breeding success is observed in 38.0% of zoo-kept threatened species, often in one institution per species. Despite being the most species-rich lizard group, Gekkota representation in zoos is limited. Collaborative efforts with experts and conservation programs can enhance zoo contributions to global gecko conservation.

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