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Animal Study Matt

  1. 1. Chinese Giant Salamander<br />Matt Pieretti<br />
  2. 2. Diet<br />Chinese giant salamanders eat lots of fish, snails and worms.<br />This is one of<br />its prey. <br />
  3. 3. appearance<br />eyesight<br />Giant salamanders are almost blind because their eyes are on opposite sides and they are very small.<br />sounds<br />A long time ago people thought that giant salamanders could cry loudly, maybe because they look like a different salamander that does.<br />Now we know that it isn’t true.<br />
  4. 4. Care and conservation<br />Chinese giant salamanders are often killed and eaten by humans so they are endangered. They are carnivores or meat eating animals.<br />
  5. 5. Life cycle <br />A Chinese giant salamander can live to be up to 55 years old.<br />
  6. 6. Life cycles<br />breeding<br />Chinese giant salamanders only breed in August and September.<br />eggs<br />Males guard the eggs from predators.<br />
  7. 7. habitat<br />Chinese giant salamanders live in water filled caves.<br />
  8. 8. appearance<br />Chinese giant salamanders don’t have eyelids.<br />The giant salamanders body is slippery, the coating of slime protects them.<br />
  9. 9. Interesting facts<br />Chinese giant salamanders don’t speak, talk or vocalize.<br />Chinese giant salamanders weigh up to 140 pounds.<br />
  10. 10. Appearance <br />Chinese giant salamanders are always in water. <br />Chinese giant salamanders can be 5 to 20 feet long.<br />
  11. 11. conservation<br />Chinese giant salamanders are being killed by pollution and dams. <br />
  12. 12. Life cycle<br />Chinese giant salamanders are born under water.<br />A female Chinese giant salamander at max lays 500 eggs.<br />
  13. 13. extras <br />Chinese giant salamanders skin is brown or gray, in very few cases it can be pink or yellow.<br />The Chinese giant salamanders skin is wrinkly.<br />
  14. 14. others<br />Chinese giant salamanders look a lot like Japanese giant salamanders.<br />Chinese giant salamanders live at mountain streams.<br />
  15. 15. SOURCES<br />www.arkive.org/<br />Squire, Chinese giant salamander the world’s biggest amphibian, 2007.<br />http://www.earthsendangered.com/<br />http://www.thinkquest.org/<br />Encyclopedia of animals; 2006 <br />

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