This is a Chinese giant salamander, the world’s largest salamander. It can grow up to six feet long. It is highly endangered due to water pollution and harvest for the Chinese traditional medicine market. (by Andy Loves Hong Kong)
Rarely growing larger than a foot (30 centimeters) in length, the Axolotl is one of nature’s smaller bundles of amazing. An endangered species in their native Mexico, these amphibians are a species of salamander that never undergoes metamorphosis and therefore remains gilled and aquatic for its entire life.