China's giant salamander striking an Expo pose

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With the approval of the authorities, China's giant salamander, known as the "living fossil" of animal for living about 350 million years ago along with dinosaurs, walks out from Qinling and strikes a pose in the Shaanxi Pavilion of Expo 2010.

The biggest of the 15 giant salamanders is 1.4m long and weighs over 20kg at over 30 years old.

The exhibition of Chinese giant salamanders in Shaanxi Pavilion not only reveals the increasingly favorable ecological environment of Qinling, but also displays Shaaxi's internationally advanced quasi-ecological breeding technique of giant salamanders.

In addition, this also adds a new highlight to Shaanxi Pavilion, which leads pavilions of other provinces in visitor numbers.

Giant salamanders are also called "baby fish" since its voice sound like a baby crying.

In the past dozens years, the varieties of giant salamanders have been on a sharp decline in the world due to the change of their living environments. They are listed as an animal under the protection on the same grade as pandas by world environmental protection organizations. The government also lists them as the animal under the second-class state protection.

In the past ten years, the People's Government of Hanzhong city, the habitat of Chinese salamanders, attached great importance to the protection of ecological environment, and actively promotes and supports farmers breeding giant salamanders artificially in light of the principle of "protection for development and development for protection."

So far, initial achievements have been made in the exploration of quasi-ecological breeding method: there are over 10,000 giant salamander breeders and 30 enterprises above the given scale in Hanzhong Region, breeding millions of giant salamanders.


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