If you’ve never seen one of these, it’s because it can only be found in Mexico and is close to extinction. Axolotl is a strange-looking creature and a carnivore amphibian with a difference. Unlike similar species, the axolotl does not change with time, remaining gilled and aquatic, and doesn’t go to the land during adulthood. Adults can measure up to 12 inches and live 10 to 15 years.
Originally, the Axolotl is native to Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco in the Valley of Mexico, but lake Chalco no longer exists and Lake Xochimilco remains a remnant of its former self, existing mainly as canals. Those determined enough may still find the amphibian in Central Mexico’s fresh waters, however, the clock is ticking.
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