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What is an axolotl?

Axolotls (also known as Ambystoma mexicanum) are adorable aquatic amphibians that originate from Mexico. Due to pollution and human development, these creatures are endangered in the wild. 

Axolotls have amazing regenerative capabilities which makes them highly studied in scientific research. 

Axolotls are neotenic, meaning they mature into adulthood while never going through metamorphosis. Axolotls are fully aquatic salamanders and can live on average of 10 years! They can grow up to 12 inches in length, have 4 fingers on each hand and 5 toes on each foot. They have 3 gill stalks with fluffy filaments on each side of their head. They come in many colors and patterns and look like they are always smiling! These exotic pets are very interesting to keep and learn about.