London Zoo's new resident is a bit of the head-turner.
Professor Wu, who measures over a metre in length, arrived at the end of November and visitors can now see him in a new section of the "Land of Giants" exhibit at the zoo.
The leader of Zoological Society of London’s reptile and amphibian team, Ben Tapley said:
He's an impressive size, measuring 1.3metres from snout to tail, and on top of that he has a feisty personality – it took a team of four of us to move him to his new custom-built home.
As well as an exciting new arrival here at the zoo, this giant salamander is a great representative for our ground breaking conservation project in China, where we really want to turn the fate of this critically endangered and evolutionary distinct species around.
Giant salamanders are the world's largest amphibian.
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