Deep Look

The Axolotl Salamander Doesn’t Wanna Grow Up

Season 8 Episode 12 | 4m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

Native to the lakes of Mexico City, the axolotl stays in the water its whole life, swimming with a tail fin and breathing through frilly external gills. It’s nearly extinct in the wild, but survives in research labs the world over, studied for its amazing regenerative abilities. With our help, can these beloved creatures thrive once again in their ancestral home?

Aired: 07/13/21

Rating: NR

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