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Old 25th April 2007   #20 (permalink)
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Are axolotls really that “green”? Considering they’re pretty much extinct in the wild and in captivity have been hybridized with A.tigrinum to make them look pretty, I don’t consider them to be particularly eco-friendly. Sure, the captive population is fairly sustainable and they make great pets but from a species perspective the axolotl is a disaster. Saying that, buying an axolotl is not going to impact any further on it's current predicament.

My number 1 choice would be P.waltl. It’s well protected in the wild, it’s been bred in captivity for donkeys years and despite what Will thinks I think they are great looking newts Click the image to open in full size..
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