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Are axolotls smart?

Axolotls can recognize organisms and shapes from a distance, including people coming to feed them.

One study suggests that salamanders can count to at least three.

To learn more:

Uller C, Jaeger R, Guidry G, Martin C. 2003. Salamanders ( Plethodon cinereus) go for more: rudiments of number in an amphibian. Anim Cogn. 6:105-12.

 

Fun Facts

Where is the axolotl from?

Only a few wild axolotls remain in Lake Xochimilco, Mexico, which is located near Mexico City.

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