Why We Should Teach Our Children About Unusual Animals

Have you ever heard of an Axolotl? Known as the “walking fish” this almost translucent aquatic creature is actually a salamander that retains its juvenile form with visible gills into adulthood. It’s also the first animal in my Wild ABCs collection of paintings, inspired by my four-month-old son (who’s already growing so fast I wish... Continue Reading →

Childhood

The story of the axolotl is not unique to the natural world, but it is truly fascinating. The axolotl, Mexican salamander or Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander that becomes an adult and reaches sexual maturity without undergoing any biological changes or metamorphosis. In effect, axolotls don't suffer the hangups of puberty. This state is known as 'neotany' and... Continue Reading →

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