Chinese Giant Salamander: millions farmed, nearly extinct in wild

Mongabay: The Chinese Giant Salamander can grow to as much as a meter in length, but it is a mysterious and enigmatic creature threatened by over-exploitation, disease, and habitat loss. Millions are being raised on farms, but the vast majority of breeding stock for those farms are either wild-caught, or first generation offspring of wild-caught animals. The wild salamander’s extinction would also likely spell doom for the farming industry. Conservation programs are underway to save wild Chinese Giant......

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