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The Salamander That Refuses to Grow Up

If you hear the word “baby-faced” you might picture a doe-eyed celebrity who never seems to age. But, really, you should be thinking of the axolotl. However, it is possible to transform these otherwise forever-babies, causing them to lose that youthful glow.

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Images:
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/axolotl-in-front-of-a-white-background-gm508416596-85256327
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/axolotl-swimming-in-an-aquarium-tank-gm155305369-10048766
https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/life-cycle-of-frog-gm491131016-75589617
Tiger salamander development collage
Tiger salamander larvae
Larval Tiger Salamander
Eastern Tiger Salamander
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/close-up-view-of-an-axolotl-gm1097906546-294849996
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