The San Antonio Zoo is dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places. Help us!












:

Japanese giant salamanders

Japanese national treasures!

The Zoo's Japanese giant salamanders exhibit offers an up-close, underwater view of these amazing, critically threatened species. Truly giants, they can reach nearly five feet in length and weigh close to sixty pounds! Japanese giant salamanders are also long-lived; reaching fifty years of age in captivity is not uncommon. YOUR San Antonio Zoo maintains the largest captive group of Japanese giant salamanders in North America!