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. More on Pangolins coming soon!

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MEET CARL

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