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Lifespan:Up to 15 years.
Scientific Name:Ambystoma mexicanum.
Mass:200g – 300g (7oz – 10.5oz).
Length:15cm – 45cm (6in – 18in).
Region found:Native to Mexico.
Population Status:Critically endangered.
Current population trend:Decreasing.
Sexual maturity:12 months.
The axolotl is a strange and wonderful creature with many unique characteristics. Although it is currently critically endangered in the wild, there is hope that captive axolotls will allow scientists to unlock the secrets of their regenerative abilities.
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Axolotl Fun Facts for Kids
- # 1. The axolotl can move as quickly as 10 miles (15km) per hour.
- # 2. Axolotls prey on small fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and other small aquatic creatures.
- # 3. Axolotls have underdeveloped teeth, and inhale their food using vacuum force.
- # 4. They were revered by the ancient Aztec people.
- # 5. Axolotls have made multiple appearances in pop culture, including the video game Minecraft.
# 1. What is another name for the axolotl?
# 2. Do axolotls lose their gills when they reach maturity?
# 3. Where is the native habitat of the axolotl?
# 4. Name three things that are part of the axolotl’s diet?
# 5. Can axolotls survive outside of the water for extended periods of time?