Quick facts for kidsNorthern crested newt
|Male great crested newt in "mating dress".|
|Northern crested newt range|
It is a relatively large species. Females can measure up to 16 cm and are larger than males, which are 14 to 15 cm long. It is a protected species in the UK and Europe. Land development, population growth and agriculture has disturbed the newt, and it is becoming quite rare.
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