Save The Axolotl
Hey, Don, check it out. I went to the pet store today and Totta he's an accidental salamander elite worms insects and some fish. And I'll keep him in an aquarium on my desk. Isn't he cute Rouge oil? But I thought axles only lived in lake such milk. Oh, Mexico City. In fact, they're critically endangered species in the past twenty years. Their numbers have plummeted with only a few hundred left and that's true for axles in the wild. But there's a huge population in captivity in aquariums, you'll often see ones like mine usually about six inches long white with pink feathery gills sticking out from the back of the head. And with mouse that always seem to be smiling in lake so she milk though. They're usually a model black or Brown, the one that are left. Anyway, their habitat is shrinking since development of Mexico City has drain. Nd or polluted their waters, plus invasive species carpenter Loppy, oh are eagerly hunting axles for a quick dinner. Serious problem for researchers since axles are important in labs. They have the incredible ability to regenerate not just severed limbs but damaged Oregon's parts of the eye and even some of their brain, scientists use these salamanders to study the body's ability to repair itself, but in reading in lab stock has led to limited genetic diversity and with so few wild axles. We're not sure how to diversify the captive population. I'm happy your pet has unusual. But it sounds like we're running out of time to save the wild. Excellent. This moment of science comes from Indiana University. We're on the web, but a moment of science dot org. I'm Don glass, and I'm Yanna Cassandra.