Our Eastern Tiger Salamander came to Reflection Riding in fall of 2009 and has always been a favorite of guests. Usually found in forests, grasslands and marshy areas, Tiger Salamanders like to burrow in moist soil or use burrows of other animals—preferably near permanent water. With a stout, thick body and a broad head, its coloration of a random mix of yellow, tan or olive marbling makes it easy to identify.
- Salamanders can live an average of 15 years in the wild, and up to 25 years in captivity.
- The Easter Tiger Salamander is the largest terrestrial salamander in the world.
- Some Tiger Salamander burrows have been found up to 2 feet underground.
What to look for:
- They always wear a smile.
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