Axolotl Scientific Name The axolotl’s scientific name is Ambystoma mexicanum.

Axolotl Appearance Axolotls can have a variety of different color variations.

Axolotl Behavior axolotls are solitary creatures. They prefer not to interact with humans.

Axolotl Habitat Axolotls are native to the Valley of Mexico and can only be found in the Lake Xochimilco region. 

Axolotl Population Currently, the IUCN has currently listed the axolotl as a critically endangered species

Axolotl Diet The axolotl is carnivorous, and in the wild it will typically eat worms, crustaceans, small fish, molluscs, insects and insect larvae.

Axolotl Predator Axolotls face a number of threats from both human and animal predators.

Axolotl Lifespan In captivity, their lifespan is usually longer, and they can live up to 25 year

Axolotl Reproduction These creatures generally reach sexual maturity around 18 months.

Axolotl in Zoo There are many zoos across the United States that feature axolotl exhibits.