Monday, 9 January 2017
Ten Facts About Fire Salamanders
1. Fire salamanders have an extremely long life span, one specimen lived for more then 50 years in a German natural history museum!
2. Fire Salamanders are amphibians that look like a cross between a frog and a lizard.
3. Salamanders live all around the world but the United states has the largest number of different salamander families.
4. Fire Salamanders are nocturnal animals, and love to go out searching for slugs after it has rained.
5. Female Fire salamanders are a lot bigger then males, and sometimes they can grow up to twice the size of a male!
6.There is an old European legend saying that these salamanders are capable of tolerating fire. People believed that salamanders in general had the ability to withstand fire as they were often seen crawling out of logs that were put onto the fire!
7. The Fire salamander is one of the only salamanders that gives birth to larvae and not eggs.
8. As Fire salamanders grow, they will shed their old skin and eat it!
9. Fire salamanders eat: Slugs, Spiders, Insects, Earth worms, Small frogs and sometimes baby frogs
10. Some times, when the salamanders felt threatened they will let out a poisonous liquid that can kill a small mammal!