A playful and exuberant girl, she wishes she could stay young and childish forever so she doesn't have to accept the responsibility that comes with adulthood.
Annie Axolotl - Fact 1
Axolotls are often confused with the larvae of their relatives, the Tiger Salamanders. Both salamanders are also known for their adorable smiles.
Annie Axolotl - Fact 2
Axolotls exhibit neoteny, which means they can reproduce without reaching adulthood! Instead of going through metamorphosis like other amphibians, they stay larvae forever.
Annie Axolotl - Fact 3
Axolotls can regenerate pieces of their bodies, entire limbs, even parts of their brains! Needless to say, they are popular subjects for scientific research.
Annie Axolotl - Fact 4
Wild axolotls are brown and olive with gold speckles, but pet axolotls can come in other colors: pale pink, grey, black, and even albino!
Annie Axolotl - Conservation
Axolotls are thought to be extinct in the wild. Lake Xochimilco, their only home, is fragmented and polluted due to the urbanization of Mexico City. Fortunately, axolotls are popular pets and flourish in captivity.