Eastern Tiger Salamander

Eastern Tiger Salamander

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.

Fun Facts:

  • 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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