Leap of faith

Watch: Skydiving salamanders survive falls from redwood trees by gliding effortlessly

Christian Brown

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Humans might need parachutes to skydive, but a miniature salamander has its own tactics for leaping safely out of sky-high trees.

Christian Brown

Aneides vagrans, or the wandering salamander, can grow up to 13 centimeters long.

It spends its time hunting for bugs in the canopies of the tallest trees in the world, redwoods.