JANUARY 19, 2024
The Eastern Newt undergoes three life stages, including a vibrant orange-red juvenile stage known as the red eft.
During the red eft stage, the newt displays a warning coloration, indicating its toxic skin secretion containing tetrodotoxin.
Eastern Newts possess impressive regenerative abilities, able to regrow limbs and even parts of their heart and eyes.
As adults, they become skilled hunters in aquatic environments, using their keen eyesight and specialized tongue.
During their breeding season, Eastern Newts migrate to ponds or freshwater habitats, contributing to their reproductive success.
Adult Eastern Newts exhibit territorial behavior, defending their home range, especially during the intense competition for mates.
Eastern Newts are primarily nocturnal, navigating through their surroundings under the cover of night.