Salamander Facts For Kids Ages 9-12
In the Clouducated Kids Nonfiction Book, Salamander Facts For Kids, you will learn many interesting salamander facts.
Salamanders are slimy little animals that look a lot like lizards. Lizards are reptiles, whereas salamanders are amphibians. The word amphibian means double life. Most amphibians start their lives in water and breathe through gills like fish. As adults, most live on land and breathe through lungs. Some salamanders spend their whole lives in water and others spend their whole lives on land and a few do both.
Salamander bodies are covered in a slimy coating of mucus that helps to keep them from drying out when they are not in water. Salamanders absorb oxygen through their skin in addition to using their lungs to breathe. Their skin needs to be wet and the slimy mucus helps to achieve this. The mucus also helps protect against bacterial infections and molds.
In Salamander Facts For Kids you will learn:
- Salamanders Are Amphibians
- Salamanders Are Cold-Blooded
- Salamanders Are Vertebrates
- Salamanders Are Carnivores
- Where Salamanders Live
- Salamanders Hibernate
- Salamanders Lay Eggs
- Salamanders Can Re-grow Their Tails
- What Salamanders Eat
- What Eats Salamanders