Lake Xochimilco, where axolotl were once abundant and are now scare, is part of a 6,000 acre area of wetlands which is now a protected area. Local farmers are returning to a traditional farming technique that involves growing crops on floating rafts made of branches, reeds and nutrient rich mud from the lake. These food … Read more
Some cruel person is using chemicals to turn axolotl to bright, unnatural colors. The poor things die within a week. They look more like plastic toys than living creatures. Don’t buy artificially colored axolotl.
Published in January of 2022, this article on axolotl conservation happenings, says somewhere from 50-1000 axolotls are living in the wild. The government of Mexico designated 520 acres as protected axolotl habitat in 1993, and the founder of a brewery with his team recently released eleven mating pairs of Axolotl in ponds on a university … Read more
Residents and visitors to the largest city in Brazil can now see two axolotls at the zoo. Cybele Lisboa, the zoo’s reptile and amphibian management manager, will make sure they are cared for. The São Paulo zoo reportedly rescued the two axolotls from animal trafficking. There are now two female axolotls there. source
The International Bank Note Society has awarded the ‘banknote of the year’ award to the new 50 peso bill. Designed with Mexican historical and cultural characteristics, and of course, an axolotl! Here’s a video where you can learn more about the bank note, and you can learn more about the bill and the award at … Read more
Researchers studying the olm, a blind, cave dwelling salamander with similarities to the axolotl, scanned the brains of axolotl in order to compare results to the brain scans of the olm. The scientists goal is to find out how the olm is able to see in the dark. Check out the axolotl 3d modeled brain … Read more