Want to Save the Axolotls? Following these 4 Easy Steps!

Step 1: Learn About the Axolotl

The axolotl (/ˈæksəlɒtəl/) is a paedomorphic salamander related to the tiger salamander. The species was originally found in several lakes, such as Lake Xochimilco underlying Mexico City. Axolotls are unusual among amphibians in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis. Instead of taking to the land, adults remain aquatic and filled.

The axolotl is only native to the freshwater of Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco in the Valley of Mexico. Lake Chalco no longer exists, having been drained as a flood control measure, and Lake Xochimilco remains a remnant of its former self, existing mainly as canals. The water temperature in Xochimilco rarely rises above 20 °C (68 °F), although it may fall to 6–7 °C (43–45 °F) in the winter, and perhaps lower. (source Wikipedia). Read out 15 Axolotl Facts for more learning.

Critically Endangered

The Axolotl is listed as Critically Endangered because of an observed population decline, estimated to be more than 80% over the past three generations (16.5 years), inferred from the combined impacts of urbanization, the subsequent pollution of waterways, and predation and competition from invasive species.

Read More: 15 Fun Facts

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Step 2: Get the Word Out – Post Information on Social Media, Email a Friend, or just Tell Someone

Example of telling someone.

“Hey {insert registered name}, have you heard about the Axolotl?”

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Step 3: Provide your financial support through organizations like these:


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Step 4: Enjoy and Celebrate the Axolotl!