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London Zoo Has Strange Creature Considered A "Living Fossil"

The Chinese animal is in danger of extinction because people eat them in that country.

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    London Zoo Has Strange Creature Considered A "Living Fossil"

    The London Zoo, in England, opened to the public on Wednesday an exhibition that shows what they consider a "living fossil."

    It is a giant Chinese salamander, an amphibious animal that is in danger of extinction because in China they are consumed and considered a delicacy.

    The animal presented at the zoo was one of five seized in 2016 when animal dealers tried to enter them into England in a boxes of cereal.

    "It's a species that we've worked very hard to protect," said Ben Tapley, an amphibian expert at the London Zoo. "We are very happy to have this animal."