Have you ever heard of an axolotl? These amazing animals have captured our attention (and our hearts). If you’ve never heard of an axolotl before, check out our video below. If you’re ready for the quiz, just keep scrolling.

Get ready because we are about to ask-olotl of questions about the incredible axolotl. Test your knowledge, and if you end up getting 5/5 you can relaxolotl.

#1. What type of animal is an axolotl?

Amphibian. Axolotls are amphibians because they can breathe in water through their gills, as well as out of water through their lungs.

#2. What are the feathery looking appendages coming out of an axolotl’s head?

Gills. Axolotls have gills on the outside of their body. This allows them to breathe, and it is a part of their signature, recognisable and cute appearance.

#3. What amazing feat can axolotls do?

Axolotls have the amazing ability to regrow limbs. When an axolotl loses a limb, they form a blastema which is a big group of cells that form at the injury site. The blastema has the instructions for the old limb, and then grows a new one.

#4. True or False? Axolotl biology has inspired multiple Pokémon characters.

True. Axolotls have inspired the looks of Pokémon such as Mudkip and Wooper. Axolotls were added to Minecraft in 2020 as a way to raise awareness of endangered animals. Axolotls are popular pets but there are only about 50-1,000 left in the wild.

#5. What type of diet does an axolotl have?

Carnivorous. Axolotls mostly eat insects, worms, small fish, crustaceans, and sometimes they even nibble on other axolotls!

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