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The axolotl—nature’s miracle healer—is on the brink of extinction

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The axolotl—nature’s miracle healer—is on the brink of extinction

The axolotl, or Ambystoma mexicanum, is the ultimate survivalist: When an axolotl loses a leg, tail, or a bit of its heart, the body part regrows and nary a scar remains. But the hardy creature is on the brink of extinction. The axolotl is also a conservation paradox: The iconic creature is Mexico’s national symbol,…