axol the axolotl
Axol the axolotl is a character designed in the image of the rare Mexican salamander. These endangered creatures live their whole life under water, have impressive regenerative abilities, and a lovable quirkiness that makes them way too adorable.
length: 12 inches
weight: max 8 ounces
habitat: freshwater rivers, lakes
name: ambystoma mexicanum
status: critically endangered
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.
Axolotls have a unique capability to regenerate (re-create) different parts of their body in the case they are lost or damaged. Axolotls can regenerate missing limbs, kidney, heart, lungs, and even their spine!