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    Do Newts & Salamanders Make Good Pets: 5 Points to Consider

    Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. I’m a herpetologist and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over20 Despite my very wide interests (my career with animals has, quite literally, spanned ants to elephants!), I’ve always been partial to...
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    2014 Named the "Year of the Salamander" by Conservation Groups

    Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. I’m a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over 20 years with the Bronx Zoo. Salamanders and newts, often overlooked by pet keepers, zoos and environmentalists alike, are...
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    Automatic Feeders: Turtle/Newt Pellet Dispenser & Foraging Toys

    Hi All, Vacation feeders and “toys” for turtles…reptile care supplies certainly have come a long way since I started on my pet care and zoo-keeping career! Today I’d like to highlight two new automatic feeders designed especially for turtles (I believe both will be useful for African Clawed...
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    Salamanders & Cell Regeneration: Key to Limb Regeneration Discovered

    As anyone who has attempted to lift one by its tail knows, salamanders and newts can discard these body parts with no ill effect. In time, we learned that they can regenerate not only tails, but also heart, brain and spinal cord tissue…parts of any organ, it turns out, can be regrown...
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