The Amazing Axolotl

Macayla Diederich's South American Research Project

Yes Or No?

There is such thing as a real walking fish?

Have you ever seen one?

A type of salamander?

A type of fish that is related to frogs, toads, lizards, salamanders and eels?


Well, there is! Infact here is a lot more about them... They are called Axolotls

Amazing Axolotl Facts

  1. Axolotls are fish and can walk around on the bottom of Central American rivers
  2. Axolotls are actually not a fish they salamanders, salamanders are related to frogs, toads,lizards, and eels.
  3. Axolotls can regenerate body parts, If they lose and arm, no problem one will grow back shortly after. About 40-50 days

How to Pronounce Axolotl and why its named Axolotl

(Ax-a-lot-il) Axolotl


Axolotls have a mythological background. Aztecs thought they were dog-headed gods. In the Aztec language, alt meant “water” and xolotl meant “dog.” Some Aztecs believed they could fully become a lizard and hide from people trying to kill them. http://mentalfloss.com/article/63130/11-awesome-axolotl-facts

Mushy (axolotl) gets his nose out of the water!

Here is a Axolotl that has multiple limbs (BELOW)

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