facts about my favorite animal

Axolotl’s are Mexican neotenic mole salamanders, which fail to go through metamorphosis as larvae and therefore retain their gills and aquatic nature. The axolotl was native to Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco in central Mexico, the latter of which no longer exists. However, lucky (?) for the axolotl, the critters are prized for their regenerative abilities and are frequently used for lab research. May we all be so lucky…

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