Salamanders

Salamanders
 
Saint Léon is home to the grey tiger salamander.
We offer a 30 minute video on these amphibians as well as a terrarium and an aquarium, that acts as its own ecosystem, where you can see them up close.
 
 
 

Quick facts:
  • The salamander lives a double life, one in the water and one on land.
  • Life starts as a tadpole with gills to breathe underwater,                                                                            and then then they develop lungs to breath on land.
  • Never drinks water because it absorbs it through its skin.
  • Lives in humid and dark places.
  • There are 12 species in Canada and 3 are found in Manitoba.
  • They can live up to 25 years in captivity and 10 to 15 years in the wild.
  • Many are killed on the roads as they migrate to and from ponds
  • They eat worms, insects, and small mice.
  • In the winter they dig tunnels up to 2 meters deep and hibernate.