On the occasion of the Universal Children’s Day, we would like to introduce to you this week Axolotl. Axolotl (A. mexicanum) is known only from central Mexico, on the southern edge of Mexico City, in canals and wetlands. Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a “walking fish”, of course, it is not a fish, but an amphibian, a salamander.
The surviving wild population is very small. The desiccation and pollution of the canal system and lakes as well as the traditional consumption of the species by local people are threatening the survival of this species. The species is also captured for medicinal purposes. It used to be captured for the international pet trade too, although it is likely that all animals in the international trade are now of captive origin.
Axolotl was included in CITES Appendix II in 1975. It is currently under the process of “Periodic Review of species included in CITES Appendices”.
“What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.” — Anne Lamott
It’s a day too early and even a few days too early for me considering I saw it on the 23rd, but I won’t have time to post it otherwise, so here it is now! Also, how crazy is it that my Guardians of Childhood book is coming tomorrow on the anniversary? I call that great timing
I’d to love to go on a tangent to why I still love this story, but I’ll save you all for that.
For the anniversary I really wanted to make something big, but I thought for too long and too hard about it, and in the end I just wanted to make something fun and pleasant for me to draw - therefore I drew my movie experience - but with the characters instead.
To describe my experience in the cinema, I’ll just leave you with this