Meet Axol
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MEET AXOL

Axol the Axolotl is a rare species of salamanders native to a small series of lakes and canals in Mexico. Axol's adorable pink things are external gills, to help with breathing. Axol is an amphibian, and is sometimes called the Mexican walking fish for the way they move.

Did you know?

In the past 20 years, the population of axolotls in the wild has decreased a lot! There are only 700 to 1,200 left! The main threat is loss of habitat due to urbanization. Wild axolotls can only be found in the lakes and canals of Xochimilco, Mexico

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In the wild, axolotls live to be 15 years old and can grow to be 12 inches long! An axolotl's color can be black, mottled brown, albino (without any pigment) or white. Axolotls eat mostly small fish and worms.
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Axolotls have unique capability to regenerate (re-create) different parts of their body in the case they are lost or damaged. Axol can regenerate missing limbs, kidney, heart, lungs, and even his spine!
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Scientists study the axolotl's DNA to learn how this magical salamander can regrow and heal itself like no other animal! We can learn a lot from Axol. But axolotls are endangered, so they need our help too!
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MEET JAVA

Java is Axol's best friend. Java is a Pangolin. These rare animals are unique, with an unusual appearance, incredibly long tongue, and ability to roll into a perfect ball when threatened. Pangolins are nocturnal anteaters. Native to parts of Africa and Asia, the pangolin is a kind-hearted, gentle creature that needs our help!

Did you know?

Sadly, pangolins are the world's most trafficked animal. The pangolin’s biggest threat is poaching by humans, followed by habitat loss. Pangolins are poached and traded more than even elephants and rhinos, and a growing demand for them puts them at great risk of extinction. An estimated 100 000 are taken from the wild each year.

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Pangolins are the only mammals with scales! The scales are made of keratin, which is what human finger nails are made of.
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The world 'pangolin' comes from the Malay word 'peggulung', which means 'one that rolls up'. When it is threatened a pangolin will curl itself into a tight ball which is impenetrable to predators! Not even lions can harm a pangolin when it is in its ball.
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There are only 8 species of Pangolins. Four are native to Asia and four are native to Africa! And they all are at risk of exctinction, requiring our help and support!
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MEET CARL

We are still setting up Carl's space. Check back soon!