Tiger Salamander

The tiger salamander is the largest terrestrial salamander in North America. Sometimes they are referred as mole salamanders because of their preference to spend most of their time underground and under rotting logs.

Fast Facts

  • They are primarily nocturnal and spend most of their time underground in burrows.
  • Both as adults and larvae, they have exhibited cannibalism.
  • Salamanders are mistaken as lizard, but salamanders are amphibians. 

Scientific name

Ambystoma tigrinum
Range  North America
Conservation status Least Concern
Diet Carnivore
Zoo location Herpetarium and Education building

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