axolotl

The last few weeks have been pretty eventful for the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), a critically endangered Mexican salamander. At the end of January the charismatic creature was feared to be extinct in the wild when a three-month survey in its natural habitat, Lake Xochimilco in Mexico City, turned up no axolotls, according to biologist Luis Zambrano...

The votes are in—and the public has chosen the deep-sea blobfish to represent endangered ugly animals everywhere. The sagging, gelatinous creature is the new mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which draws attention to the need to conserve animals of all shapes and sizes. Simon Watt, biologist and President for Life of the England-based...

The votes are in—and the public has chosen the deep-sea blobfish to represent endangered ugly animals everywhere. The sagging, gelatinous creature is the new mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which draws attention to the need to conserve animals of all shapes and sizes. Simon Watt, biologist and President for Life of the England-based...