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CHINESE GIANT SALAMANDER

To the left. It looks like a rock, but its a salamander.

CHINESE GIANT SALAMANDER
Blackduiker, 8 Mar 2012
    • Blackduiker
      To the left. It looks like a rock, but its a salamander.
    • jusko88
      Thks blackduiker for posting a pic of this beautiful creature. Hopefully one day i will see it. Also I wondering how there exhibit is set up I'm hoping with a mini waterfall, trees , moss, mud and I'm hoping the water is flowing fast like in the natural environment. Thks again mateo
    • IanRRobinson
      Did it show signs of movement? :) London kept a Japanese Giant for many years, compared to which the Giant Pandas were on helium!! :rolleyes:
    • Arizona Docent
      I agree. Just like koalas, giant salamanders are zoo rarities that are hyped up as a great attraction but a real dud when you finally see them in person.
    • Kudu21
      Giant salamanders certainly aren't the most active of creatures, but I do recall seeing the Cincinnati Zoo's Chinese giants moving around on several occasions. That's more than I can say for Columbus' koalas and Memphis' giant pandas.
    • DavidBrown
      After watching people's reaction to it I will have to respectfully disagree with that, at least for the LA Zoo. Several people were heard saying "Whoa!" when they saw it and there was a constant flow of people in front of its tank that seemed interested in it.
    • IanRRobinson
      Presentation does make a difference. LAIR looks a very impressive building. London's specimen was in a tank at the end of a corridor in the Aquarium, with nothing to indicate its rarity.

      I'm afraid that I still wonder how often the keepers walked past it before realising that it was dead...:rolleyes:
    • Blackduiker
      On future visits, I'll try getting better photos of this, and other species, in their new habitats.
    • Otter Lord
      Beautiful creature! I would be fascinated when seeing this animal.

      How is its enclosure?
    • DavidBrown
      There are two tanks that are connected. Only one was occupied on opening day. The tanks are a good size and there are nooks and crannies for the animal to use if it is feeling shy.


      There was a docent stationed next to it to show it to people and interpret it. I think that this greatly helped people appreciate it.
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