Scientifically informed comics are some of the best kind, and I’ve got a soft spot for unusual animals outside of the Farm and Zoo toyset species such as the amphibian axolotls.
In 2009 scientists reported that the population of one of the world’s most bizarre creatures has dropped by 90 percent over the previous four years.
Axolotls are used to study cancer development and organ regeneration, but their numbers in the wild are dwindling. Conserving wild salamanders could be vital for research—and the future of this special species. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on November 24, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.