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Category: Barton Springs Salamander

First Successful Barton Springs Salamander Hatchlings

This extremely small species is rare to find in zoo collections. The first successful breeding at the Fort Worth Zoo resulted in 30 salamander hatchlings from 2019 and 2020. This species serves as part of a refugia population, meaning it was once a more widespread species that is now only supported in an isolated location. This is often due to climate change, geography or human activities. The Barton Springs salamander has one of the smallest geographical areas of any vertebrate... Read More
at Thursday, July 29, 2021