(WASHINGTON POST)The giant, ancient creatures have become rare due to habitat loss and poaching
A rare creature estimated to be at least 200 years old has been found in a Chinese cave, according to reports from the People’s Daily online. The captured giant salamander is 4.5 feet long and weighs 114 pounds. That’s not even particularly big for the species Andrias davidianus, which is the largest amphibian yet living. The species can grow to be about six feet long, although such great heights are rare these days.