Exploring life for some of Virginia's most secretive and fascinating animals
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Eastern Newts in Love
Jenny Curtis, an aquarist at the VLM, caught this photo this morning of a very special moment between two of our exhibit eastern newts.
These newts are mating. The male holds onto the female with his back legs around her neck and waves his tail in her face. Not the most subtle way of seducing a female but it seems to have worked fine for her. We'll be keeping an eye out for further reproductive activity, perhaps we will have a new generation this spring!