Thursday, November 27, 2014


Missing of six Gecko lizards from Assam state zoo has posed an embarrassment for the Sate forest Department, Assam, north-east India. According to the concerned authority, Gecko lizards kept in the Reptile house of the zoo may have been stolen and it is a serious issue. The Tokay Gecko species of the lizard is protected under Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act (WPA), 1972. There is a high demand for the Tokay Gecko for its medicinal qualities for treatment of incurable diseases like cancer and AIDS.
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