Prague Zoo located in the city of Prague in the Czech Republic is the biggest and the most visited zoo in the country. It boasts the largest number of animals. You can find here the unique Przewalski horse, to which the Zoo keeps the international studbook. There is also a children’s zoo where children can move freely among small animals.
Prague Zoo claims to have the longest live Chinese salamander in the world, measuring 158 centimeters. The zoo has decided to measure the salamander after a record 140-centimeter-long specimen was found in China.
The facility had the salamander on loan from Karlsruhe (Germany) and it has now agreed with the museum on keeping the animal forever in Prague. They say for sure that the salamander is now the largest amphibian in the world.
Not only being large, the salamanders are also very dangerous animals and they furiously defend themselves when they fear that someone wants to catch them. It is known that the salamander that is currently located at the Prague Zoo bit off a thumb of one of his breeders in Germany. That is the reason why people in Prague are most careful when approaching it.
The salamander moved to the Zoo 19 months ago. He weighed 26 kilograms and measured 155 centimeters. By now, he has grown by three centimeters and added nine kilograms.