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Explore our wide variety of animal facts and learn some fun trivia about our friends in the animal kingdom.

Interesting Information about SalamandersFun Salamander Facts for Kids

Check out our range of fun salamander facts for kids. Learn what they look like, how many species there are, what they eat and much more. Read on for all kinds of interesting information about salamanders!


  • Salamanders look similar to lizards but are amphibians rather than reptiles. Other amphibians include frogs and axolotls.
  • Salamanders can be found in many different parts of the world, especially in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Salamanders can grow back their limbs if they lose them. They can leave their tail behind with a predator, for example, and have it grow back a few weeks later.
  • Some salamanders have poison in their skin and display bright colors as a warning to potential predators.
  • Most salamanders lay their eggs in water.
  • Salamanders have smooth, moist skin, which they occasionally shed.
  • Salamanders can range greatly in size depending on the species, but most are around 15 cm (6 in) in length.
  • There are over 700 different species of salamander alive today.
  • Their diets are varied but can include flies, moths, beetles, grasshoppers and spiders. They have a sticky tongue, which helps them quickly catch prey.

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