We have a new addition to the science department in the form of an axolotl. These intriguing animals are rare in the wild and this one was captive bred. Its most striking feature are the large external gills. They naturally inhabit caves and so the tank is quite dimly lit.

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If you would like to find out more about axolotyls or are thinking about getting one of your own please visit:

http://www.axolotl.org

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