The Axolotario

An axolotario in the heart of downtown Mexico City

Don’t miss our axolotario, with the fascinating axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) at the most centric spot in Mexico City. These amphibians have many peculiarities that science is still trying to understand and replicate, we have a lot to learn from them! So, when you visit them, show them your respect, because these animals were even venerated as a god: the god Xólotl, brother of Quetzalcóatl.

Admission to the axolotario is FREE.

Yes, axolotls are critically endangered due to the loss of natural habitat and their complex reproductive process. For this reason, all the efforts that we dedicate to their conservation and dissemination are not enough. If you are concerned about their conservation, you can find out about their programs and activities at the Institute of Biology of the National University of Mexico.

For many reasons, but the most striking is the ability to self-regenerate amputated limbs, such as their legs, their tail, and even vital organs such as the heart, eyes or part of the brain. Imagine if science could understand this process and apply it to humans – it’s all in nature!

Fray Bernardino de Sahagún recalls the legend in which Xólotl refused to die, successively fleeing from the gods.

Photos by Alejandro Rodríguez.