Crested Geckos are a very interesting past with a slightly bizarre past. It was only around 150 years ago (1866) that we found that they even existed, and they were thought to go extinct in about 1967. Around 25 years after that, in 1994, they were rediscovered on the Isle of Pines. With the seeming fragility of the species, are crested geckos endangered? The crestie is one of the most popular reptile pets in the world, and there is no sign of that slowing down any time soon.
However, in the wild, they still have the status of vulnerable, meaning they are not as widespread as they once were. Therefore, they are still a protected species of wild animal, with high risks of loss of habitat, they are prey to rodents, pets, and fire ants kill them, too. Unfortunately, it is human action that is causing the largest danger of habitat loss, with forest clearing and logging in their primary habitat.