Friday, 13 February 2015

My New Room Mates

I am sharing a room with some wonderful people here at Victoria University and I also have a couple of other room-mates, Falcor and Errol.

This is Falcor.  He is an axolotl.  He is the youngest of the two axolotls and he has his own tank. There are two reasons for this:
Firstly, we don't know if he is a boy or a girl.
Secondly, he and Errol might fight each other.
Do any of you have an axolotl as a pet?  Do you know very much about them?
They are amphibians. (Check that out in a dictionary)
They come from Mexico.
They are very endangered in Mexico.
They can do some pretty amazing stuff.  They can regrow their body part if something happens to them. Imagine if you could regrow an arm if you had an accident and were badly hurt. Do you think that this ability makes them an interesting animal for scientists to study?

1 comment:

  1. I had a black axolotol when I was a kid - he was so interesting to watch. They are quite fascinating creatures.