64-kg gecko sold for $20m:

JAKARTA: A giant gecko, weighing 64 kilograms, was recently found in Kalakbakan, Malaysia - an area that shares a border with Indonesia - and was sold for RM64 million (US$19.5 million), Tribun Kaltim newspaper reported Friday.

"The gecko has been sold for RM1 million per kilogram," said Arbin, who took a picture of the animal. "The buyer was an Indonesian who later took it overseas, maybe to China."

Tribun reported that despite the gecko having been sold, its editorial office and journalists received calls all Friday from "businesspeople" who wanted to bid higher prices.

Arbin said the gecko was found by a local teenager in a forest in Kalakbakan. - JP

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