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pixiewinksfairywhispers: beautifully-untamed: Great Smokies, NC (by Light of the Wild) Delight in the beauty of nature that surrounds you. ~Charlotte (PixieWinksFairyWhispers)

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When We First Undertook A Search for Life on Earth

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Some how I forgot that I love lizards and amphibins... I think I need to get one again to keep me company at my desk :D

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Ces 22 espèces disparaîtront probablement au cours de cette génération - Axolotl

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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)

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Image of an axolotl, commonly known as a Mexican salamander or a Mexican walking fish. Image credit: Tim Flach

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Photos: The New Amphibian Tree of Life

Emperor Newts (also known as the Mandarin newts or Mandarin salamanders) live in the high mountain province of Yunnan, China. They inhabit pools and slow-moving streams in subtropical forests.

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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.

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