A is for Axolotl
March 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
The start of the new Animal Oddities Alphabet? I wonder what B should be!
(I’m loving this whole ‘spare time’ thing! I’m enjoying it while it lasts!)
This is an axolotl (Pronounced like ‘ack-suh-lah-tuhl’)
They’re a type of near extinct aquatic salamander,
but they never actually grow out of their metamorphic stage as they have
a condition called ‘neoteny’. (so they essentially stay like tadpoles, how cute!)
They’re particularly fascinating because they can regenerate …
so their limbs can grow back. This one is known as a melanoid albino!
(Some random animal facts for you!)
Good night everyone!