Salamanders are incredibly interesting amphibians that live in almost every part of the world. But there is one species in particular that has some seriously special characteristics.
It’s called the giant salamander.
This species is entirely aquatic and can grow to lengths of nearly five feet.
Once endangered due to habitat destruction and hunting, the giant salamander is making a comeback. These incredible amphibians can grow up to five feet in length and are revered in Japanese legend, but were threatened due to dam construction.
Now, a new system of ramps and staircases added to the dams help the salamanders swim upstream so they can lay their eggs.
Check out the video below to learn more about the giant salamander and see its metamorphosis in action.
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