Oldest amphibian (oldest salamander)
Who
Artis Zoo
Where
Netherlands (Amsterdam)
When
1955
The Artis Zoo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands has owned two giant Japanese salamanders (Andrias japonicus), both of whom reached 52 years - the oldest documented age for an amphibian, and indeed the oldest for a salamander. The first giant Japanese salamander was brought to Europe in 1829 and given to the Zoo in 1839 where it lived until 1881; the second arrived in 1903 and died at Artis in 1955.