Wild axolotls extinct :'(

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    So Sad :( i have a pet axolotyl and love him so it is sad to hear.
     
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    I'm now wondering, I plan on getting one when my tank is free again(currently has a jewel cichlid) if I should get two?
     
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    such a shame! they are lovely little critters
     
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    yeah its sad but i think if they get the waterways they are native to back to good health there is plenty in holding tanks around Mexico city there is a population in an old Olympic lake.
     
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    I seen a doco 3 or 4 years ago where they caught them in the lake, fair enough.
    Well, I highly doubt they are a species to totally disappear in captivity and id assume the captive genetics would be decent.
     
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    Might of been same one I watched they couldn't find them in their native habitat and they had a breeding program and they released some back into the wild
     
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    There are tens of millions of them in the world of research and the pet trade so I would expect the population could be re-established without too much trouble if the environmental conditions were right. They are banned in the NT because they would do so well here if they got into our Wetlands.
     
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