There are so many rare and unseen creatures in this world; it’s hard to know about all of them. The Axolotl is an animal that many people mistake as a fish when, in reality, it’s a neotenic salamander.
With the nickname of the “Mexican Walking Fish,” there’s no denying why this underwater cutie gets mixed up with other marine animals. It has a relation to the tiger salamander but is an amphibian that can melt your heart like no other.
Axolotls have unique red branches around their head that are actually working gills. If that doesn’t make them any cuter, wait until you see them yawn. On top of that, their little smiles are beyond adorable.
The Axolotl are powerful animals that can regenerate lost limbs and have a vacuum-like way of consuming their food. While there aren’t many of these creatures left in the wild, teams are working to keep the species safe from going extinct.