25 March 2011
The Mexican Walking Fish!
These are the cutest and most amazing things that I have discovered in a very long time. They are called Axoloti Salamander (Ambystoma Mexicanum) - also know as 'Mexican Walking Fish' or 'Mexican Water Monsters'. Apparently endangered by a number of factors, like pollution, scientists are looking to build a sanctuary for them.
I have never seen anything like it - they have hands that are almost foetal looking. It is like someone has taken a cartoon character and made it real! Absolutely adorable and utterly unbelievable - so much so, that I actually had to read the whole article that I discovered them in, just to make sure it wasn't a joke! It doesn't seem to be, but it is still hard to believe that what I am looking at is real.
It is very sad that they have the potential to go into extinction - what an amazing creature for our planet to lose. If you fancy a further read about them and a look at some more pictures (worth it!), then here is the link to the article that I found them in: www.treehugger.com