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Save the Axolotl by Cynpai Save the Axolotl by Cynpai

Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

Axolotl by Stock-Heil

Status/Population (2013): Critically Endangered/Extinct in the Wild Recent wild population surveys yielded zero specimens
Threats: Habitat degradation and disease caused by pollution; human consumption; predation by and competition with invasive species; medicinal purposes



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WolfofEnder Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yes
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Falconicide Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh gosh you make a lovely lot of endangered animals stamps! The Axolotl is another favourite of mine, and this stamp definitely highlights just how adorably cute they are despite being rather slimy. It's very sad these slimy cuties are going extinct in the wild, especially as I used to have a pet one that I loved rather dearly :c
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Cynpai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Slimy, pfffft. I prefer the term "cutie." :'D
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lemurkat Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find it amazing that two popular pet animals - the axolotl and the chinchilla - are extremely endangered in the wild.
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Cynpai Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The pet trade is good for something, though. We'll have genetically diverse animals to return to the wild when the habitat is suitable! :dummy:
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FrostyWaters Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Wonder if we can start breeding them in a new location in the USA to get them back in the wild.
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Cynpai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Conservation action is focusing on raising the profile of Lake Xochimilco through conservation education and a nature tourism initiative, coupled with work on habitat restoration and bioremediation. A species action plan has been drafted. There are several captive colonies around the world, since the species is used in physiological and biomedical research, as well as in the pet trade, but the re-introduction of captive-bred axolotls is not recommended until threats can be mitigated, and disease and genetic risks to the wild populations assessed." (SOURCE: IUCN)
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FrostyWaters Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Hmm, so sounds like it'll be a while before they can be reintroduced back into the wild.
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