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Hey everyone, lets all do a great job in caring for our axolotls.

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Default Hey everyone, lets all do a great job in caring for our axolotls.

Axolotls are considered critically endangered (Axolotl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Not much is left of them in the wild (BBC - Earth News - Axolotl verges on wild extinction).
Just a reminder that we have something precious to take care of. Let's all do our part in trying to protect these beautiful creatures. I LOVE AXOLOTLS!



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While there may not be many left in the wild, there are plenty of them in captivity.

If you're that adamant about saving species from extinction (which I commend!!) I recommend joining forces with ecological action teams. Habitat loss is the biggest cause of extinction for herps far and wide. Save the habitats to save the animals.



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In addition to what Kaysie said (they may be endangered in the wild, but they are surprinsingly abundant in captivity), i would like to point out that captive axolotls for the most part barely resemble the original species. They have been hybridized, selected for mutations, inbred to exhaustion, and submitted to no positive selection. No that they are not amazing, fascinating and beautiful, but they have almost nothing to do with the wild animals. Conserving and protecting the captive stock makes absolutely no difference to the wild populations.

We all agree that axolotl owners MUST do their best to guarantee their animal´s health and well-being, but as i said, that has no impact whatsoever for the species in the wild. Thankfully, efforts are being made in conservation and management of their habitat...hopefully the axolotls will survive for many many years to come.



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