Kansas Day – 2023! The Barred Tiger Salamander


January 26, 2023

Photo courtesy of California DFW.

Since 1994, the Barred Tiger Salamander has been the State Amphibian of Kansas. These salamanders may grow to 13 or 14 inches long. They are nocturnal and spend much of their lives underground. 

Kansas Day is celebrated on Jan. 29. This year, Kansas will be 162 years old. Kansas has several nicknames "the Sunflower State" and "the Wheat State" being but two. 

Kansas also has symbols which represent the State in some way. To date, there are 22 such state symbols. 

Among those Kansas symbols: a state fruit – the sand hill plum, a state soil – Harney Silt Loam, a state rock – Greenhorn Limestone and a state fish – channel catfish. Most know about the cottonwood tree, honey bee, sunflower, "Home on the Range" and the buffalo.

Though the Barred Tiger Salamander is not on...

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