Size: Up to 12 inches
Habitat/Range: Found exclusively in the lake complex of Xochimilco near Mexico City
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
Perhaps one of KidZone's quirkiest inhabitants, axolotls are a must-see for visitors to Zone C. Axolotls live exclusively in small lake complex near Mexico City. They can fully develop into a mature, land moving salamander if their watery homes dry up. The axolotl can completely regenerate lost limbs and injured tissues. This medical marvel is helping scientists unlock the secrets of stem cells. Axolotls are critically endangered in the wild - though, luckily - they are easily bred in captivity. Axolotls are critically endangered in the wild and near extinction. Luckily, they are easily bred in captivity.