Axolotls Quiz

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Axolotls – The Facts – What do you know? Test your knowledge of these odd and endangered creatures with this quick quiz.

(Get more details about axolotls here: 14 Fun Axolotl Facts)

 

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True or False?

1. The axolotl is a toad.

 True

 False

2. Axolotls are also reptiles.

 True

 False

3. The axolotl is also known as the Mexican walking fish.

 True

 False

4. In the wild, axolotls can only be found in Mexico.

 True

 False

5. Unlike frogs and toads, axolotls do not undergo metamorphosis and remain in their ‘tadpole’ state for life.

 True

 False

6. To hunt axolotls open their jaws wide and suck in their prey which goes straight into their stomachs.

 True

 False

7. The feathery like whiskers found on the sides of the axolotl’s head are just for attracting mates.

 True

 False

8. Axolotls have gills and lungs.

 True

 False

9. Axolotls can change color to blend in with their surroundings.

 True

 False

10. Axolotls are critically endangered and may be extinct in the wild.

 True

 False




Answers to the Axolotl Quiz:

1. False. Axolotls are salamanders.
2. False. Axolotls are amphibians.
3. True.
4. True.
5. True.
6. True.
7. False. The feathery like whiskers found on the sides of the axolotl’s head are gills.
8. True.
9. True. Axolotls can change color to blend in with their surroundings but only to a certain extent – darkening and lightening to blend with their environment.
10. True.

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