Get ready to meet some colorful little creatures-but don't get too close. Some newts have skin covered with poisonous mucus. The slimy go helps them stay alive in two important ways. It keeps enemies from grabbing and eating them. At the same time, it helps keep their bodies from drying out.
Look inside to find out more about the world of newts. As you do, you'll discover where the water-loving animals live, other ways they go through as they grow from tiny eggs to slippery, slimy adults.