The Shenandoah Salamander is a small terrestrial amphibian. That means they don't have lungs and rely solely on their skin to breathe. They can only be found on three mountaintops in the Shenandoah National Park. They are mostly nocturnal (night) animals and spend their days sleeping in and under rocks and leaves. When there is no rain, the salamanders are not very mobile. They need the moisture to breathe well. If you are lucky enough to see one- LEAVE THEM ALONE. They are endangered and since they are an endemic species (only found in that place), we need to stay out of their way so they continue to thrive.
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