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Updated: Jan 10

There are two types of organisms that enjoy a rainy walk in a pitch dark forest. Do you know which ones?

The fire salamanders and the scientists who study fire salamanders :-)

Although they look very exotic, the black and yellow fire salamanders are indeed native animals. They can occur locally (in Flanders and Wallonia) in large numbers, if you know where to look. The scientists at Wildlife Health Ghent study various aspects regarding the health of these fascinating animals. For example, Leni Lammens is investigating how forest quality can influence stress and the prevalence of diseases in these amphibians.

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