The Detroit Zoo opened its newest habitat Friday.
Japanese giant salamanders have a comfy home in the National Amphibian Conservation Center. After renovations, the former Rainforest Immersion Gallery has nearly doubled in size to accommodate the aquatic animals.
New features include a waterfall, flowing stream and underwater caves.
There are five salamanders housed at the Zoo -- three males Bob, Dieter and Sven and two females Hatsue and Helga.
The Japanese giant salamander is the world's second-largest salamander. They can grow to over 4 feet long, weigh up to 88 pounds and live about 50 years.
Zoo visitors can experience the new exhibit Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.