Oldest living amphibian in captivity
Who
Artis Zoo
What
52 year(s):day(s)
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.