In 2013 surveys of New Mexico the Axolotl is no-where to be found in the wild and it is feared it has gone extinct as a product of pollution and rival species being introduced to the habitat.
as a kid axolotls always fascinated me. My local museum used to have an aquarium with two white ones in, and I always used to drag my parents over to see the ‘fish with legs’ as I understood them (I also loved their octopus) it is tragic that this species can no longer be found in its natural habitat 😦 I hope that conservation centers will reintroduce the species. My drawing is an ode to the amazing axolotl.
The above image is a picture I did a couple of years ago for the charity Save the Frogs. The name says it all, though it focuses on amphibians as a whole, the image links to their donation page!