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By Tim Hornyak Imagine an amphibian up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) long that can weigh 80 pounds (36 kilograms) and snap chunks off your finger in a split second. The Japanese giant salamander is one of the largest of its kind in the world: a mottled, slimy, living fossil that has changed little in...

By Tim Hornyak Imagine an amphibian up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) long that can weigh 80 pounds (36 kilograms) and snap chunks off your finger in a split second. The Japanese giant salamander is one of the largest of its kind in the world: a mottled, slimy, living fossil that has changed little in...

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or listen below! Hour 1 This summer, an all-woman team adventured 4,400 kilometers primarily by river,...