|Photo: Paul Bachhausen|
Chinese giant salamanders can live more than 30 years, but they are currently critically endangered. Habitat loss and overpopulation have led to severe population declines along with the fact that these salamanders are considered a delicacy in China and are hunted for food. Currently, conservation groups are attempting to establish protected habitats and enact captive breeding programs for the Chinese giant salamander before it becomes extinct in the wild.
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