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Chinese Giant Salamanders

The Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus) is one of those creatures that appears to be too extraordinary to be real, at first glance. It is very much real, although it is not certain for how much longer, as it is on the… 500 more words


Guangzhou Grub: Eating the Critically Endangered Chinese Giant Salamander


  • Chinese Giant Salamander soup with Dendrobium nobile orchids, lean chicken and a swiftlet (???)
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The Chinese giant salamander calamity

A recent news article about Chinese officials dining on the endangered Chinese giant salamander (see here) has people shocked and enraged.

I don’t know all the gory details of this instance (it looks a like they will probably be able to at least make it look like the animal was farmed), but I have been to China, and I have worked on reintroducing the Chinese giant salamander ( 544 more words


Giant Salamanders (family Cryptobranchidae)

I came across these guys while browsing the wonderful world of the internet for strange animals. Really big animals always seem to catch my eye, so the name giant salamander leaped out at me. 510 more words

Reptiles And Amphibians

A small population of Chinese Giant Salamander found in Guangxi province

The Chinese Giant Salamander is the largest living species of amphibian, reaching a maximum length of 1.8 metres. It lives in cool, fast-flowing streams and mountain lakes and predominantly feeds on fish and crustaceans. 68 more words

Eco News

Save the Chinese Giant Salamander!

For the entire month of May I have been dressed as an amphibian-like gothic fembot that represents the Chinese giant salamander in an effort to raise awareness and funds to prevent its extinction. 331 more words

8 Creepy, Strange and Exotic Endangered Species

8 Glass Frog

The glass frog is endangered, as well. And absolutely stunning, so it would be a shame if we let it die out. Note the visible organs in this beautiful specimen. 556 more words