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Animals & Habitats
Scientific Name
Ambystoma mexicanum
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered

Special Dudes

Axolotls have long bodies, short legs, and most notably, feathery gills on both sides of their head! To go along with their unique outward appearance, they also have the special ability to regrow injured, damaged or missing limbs. They can even re-grow the same limb up to 5 times! Axolotl are also 1000x more resistant to cancer than most other animals.


Although this mighty little amphibian is regenerative and resistant to disease, it is still one of the most critically endangered animals in the world. Suffering from devastating habitat loss, wild axolotls can only be found in three small wetlands near Mexico City.