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Salamander more than 200-years old was found in Chinese cave

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Salamanders are sometimes described as “a living fossil,” and if you look closely to the largest amphibian in the world, it is easy to understand why they are considered that.  The giant Chinese giant salamander is rarely seen in the wild today, and it has been considered an endangered animal. The thing is that last week a Salamander more than 200-years old was found in a Chinese cave. The particularly monstrous specimen weighing over 100 pounds was found in a remote cave in southwest China.

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According to People’s Daily Online, experts say: “The four-and-a-half-foot salamander may be more than 200 years old, making it even older than Johnathon, the tortoise currently thought to be the world’s oldest living land creature.”

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From the moment it was discovered the Salamander has been transferred to a special research facility for protection and further study. It is a really rare species that needs a lot of studies and maximised protection. The world doesn’t want to loose a special unique treasure like the one you are watching in here.

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Studies prove that unfortunately, giant salamanders this old may soon go the way of the dinosaur: “Since the 1950s, their population has dropped by 80 percent.” We don’t really know what we can do to protect these creatures, but it would be really sad to loose a beautiful special creature as this Salander. We have to protect our living creatures, and provide them with the best living conditions they could ever ask for.

In the following video you will see the recently found Salamander closely. We can tell that it is a really huge creature, and if you want to learn more about their protection then don’t hesitate to click here.

Source: Thedodo

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