Axolotl / Ambystoma mexicanum

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Axolotls are probably one of the most scientifically studied salamanders in the world because of their ability to regenerate lost body parts

Axolotls are found only in Mexico and are often known as Mexican Walking Fish – they are not fish but amphibians which never metamorphose and retain their larval body features, including external gills.

The axolotl, like all amphibians, is carnivorous, capturing small prey such as worms, insects, and small fish in the wild.

Officially an endangered species they have been captive bred since the 1800s.