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The gecko is a member of the lizard family native to warm climates throughout the world. There are over 2,000 different species of gecko. Some geckos can break off their tails to escape, while the predator eats the tail. Some geckos have sticky toe pads allowing them to climb walls and even walk across ceilings. Geckos are very common pets. Play the following videos to learn more about the gecko.