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Cutest gecko ever drinks water from its OWN eyes to survive in baking Namibian desert

Cutest gecko ever drinks water from its OWN eyes to survive in baking Namibian Desert : Mail Online

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Environment

A gecko licks the morning dew off its eyeballs. This gecko is found on coastal sand dunes in Namibia. Photo by Isak Pretorius

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Animal pictures of the week: 18 November 2011

New Caledonian Crested Gecko licking its eye An equally easy answer is it's because some species of gecko (again, like the crested gecko) don't have eyelids. Therefore, they use their tongues and saliva to keep their eyes moist and clean.

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Pictures of the day: 2 January 2016

A veiled chameleon captures a dragonfly with its tongue, which is longer than the reptile itself

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