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!

A is for Axolotl

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