IUCN red list status:
Critically Endangered

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About the Axolotl

The Axolotl is native to isolated freshwater lakes and rivers in Mexico, feeding on both algae and insects. They never outgrow the salamander's juvenile stage, an example of a paedomorphic species. Their youthful traits include feathery gills sprouting from their heads, webbed feet, a dorsal fin that runs down the length of their body, and a tail. Because of this, they remain fully aquatic for their whole life.

Did you know?

Axolotl’s are able to regrow body parts!