Sunday, April 17, 2011

Chinese Giant Salamander

Another day, another endangered amphibian. The Chinese giant salamander is the largest living amphibian in the world, growing up to a whopping 1.8 meters long. They are critically endangered due to over-harvesting for food. They are considered a delicacy in China and also a source for traditional "medicine". Sadly, these awesome creatures are not the only animal facing extinction due to Chinese over-consumption.

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