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"The axolotl—nature’s miracle healer—is on the brink of extinction"


The axolotl, or Ambystoma mexicanum, is the ultimate survivalist: When an axolotl loses a leg, tail, or a bit of its heart, the body part regrows and nary a scar remains.

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Newts are a type of salamander and are amphibious. They excrete a toxin through their skin, but it is only dangerous if eaten. Although some subspecies’ populations are doing great, many others are still threatened by habitat loss and pollution throughout the world. 13 kata lagi



I Love Frogs

All my life I have been fascinated by frogs. Sometimes I wish they were not so slimy and there are poisonous ones I would not want to encounter, but overall frogs are intriguing creatures. 342 kata lagi


Lungless Salamanders, Shrinking Habitat

Climate change can cause salamanders’ range to shrink, according to Loyola University Chicago biology professor Joseph Milanovich.

Milanovich studied the largest group of salamanders, a lungless genus known as  806 kata lagi


Groups seek protection for rare mountain salamander

Conservation groups Monday petitioned the government to list the rare Siskiyou Mountains salamander under the federal Endangered Species Act, claiming federal land managers’ apparent reneging on old “look before you log” provisions in potential future logging sales imperil the rare forest amphibian. 46 kata lagi

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