California Tiger Salamander

California Tiger Salamander – unknown

Ambystoma californiense

Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Fresno, California

This salamander lives underground, appropriating holes created by other animals, and emerging to breed in pools formed during spring rains. Its range is limited to the grassy foothills of central California, where efforts are underway to protect certain plots of land known to provide safe habitat for these elusive creatures.

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