Save the Axolotl

The Mexican Axolotl is endangered due to city expansion infringing on their natural habitat, and this is quite a travesty.

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Here are a few amazing facts about this adorable creature:

1) He never grows out of the larval phase of development (retaining his gills, fins and beady eyes), and breathes primarily through his gills and skin.

2) He has healing and regeneration abilities that scientists only wish they could decode and duplicate, making him an incredibly valuable subject of study.

3) He is neotenous, a.k.a evolutionarily backward, progressing from land to water in true punk rock defiance of nature.

4) Ironically, one of the most popular translations of the name connects the Axolotl to the god of deformations and death, Xolotl. But the most commonly accepted translation is “water-dog.”

5) He is rumored to have an exceedingly sweet disposition (of course! Just look at him!).

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For further reading, I actually like this site better than the Wiki link.

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16 Responses to “Save the Axolotl”

  1. “punk rock defiance of nature” hehehehe

    lets start an aquatic Axolotl farm! πŸ˜€

  2. SAVE THE AXOLOTL!!!

    Ha, we should design shirts or something.

  3. oh my, that IS one adorable little guy! Adalia’s on to something there. I think sales from a t-shirt, a plushie or plastic figurine could generate awareness and fundraise. Poor Axolotl deserves a fighting chance.

  4. Yeah, he really is adorable. Doesn’t even scare me a little.

    Are there any charities I can donate to?

  5. Water dwelling creatures have always scared the sh*t out of me but this is just too precious to be scary.

    I agree that we should have some sort of campaign to save them if there isn’t one already.

  6. i’m currently writing an article about this creature and i might mention this website lol i love this animal

  7. Wow. shewalkssoftly.com is amazing.

  8. YES!!!! I SAY TO SAVE THIS GUY!:DDD

  9. SAVE THE AXOLOTL THIERRR ADOOOORDIBLE!

  10. hiyyyeeeee quinn

  11. Anonymous Says:

    he needs to be saved i am trying to find a fundraiser to donate to.

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  14. LuvleKat Says:

    thanks so much for this information, im doing an article on axolotls for my school newspaper and couldnt find any good info (ill be sure to give you credit) thanks again and have a nice day!

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