Not a lot of axolotls
OK, so this is nothing to do with my life in China, but how cute is this little creature? I spotted him in an online article about endangered species and I think he has now replaced ferrets as my "favourite animal". Look at his wide eyes, that cheeky grin and all those woolly ears. Check out those dinky fingers. And he's called an "Axolotl Salamander" - even the name is whimsical. These little critters live in Mexico, but few are now found in the wild. They can regenerate missing limbs, because they never actually grow out the baby stage of their development. How they reproduce is therefore a bit of a mystery. So my next question - where do I get one?
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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