Have a look at axolotl, a cute small creature proudly called Mexican water dragon.You can see the axolotl almost in any aquarium or oceanarium of Mexico.
Mexican water dragon sounds proud and even a little frightening. Actually, this threatening nickname is given to axolotl. This small creature about 30 centimeters long is a neotenic salamander larva, that means it reaches sexual maturity without transforming into an adult animal.
The habitat of axolotl is Lake Chalko and Lake Xochimilco. The rapid city growth in the region results in reduction of the natural population, but small Mexican dragons are extremely easy to breed in captivity, so this species is not endangered. The axolotl attracts attention with its unusual appearance and high scientific value. This amazing creature can regenerate a tail, gills and even limbs!
You can see the axolotl almost in any aquarium or oceanarium of Mexico, do pay attention to it! Moreover, they are even found in home aquariums belonging to the fans of exotic animals.
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Taste mezcal - tequila's «big brother». In a bottle of this elite liquor, you will see a huge caterpillar - «Juanito». 1007
This popular Mexican dish has a great variety of fillings. Burrito is the most popular Mexican fast food, so it’s a must-eat for any traveler.4
Taste blue corn tortilla
Try a peculiar Mexican dish - a blue corn tortilla or corn flatbread - a unique symbol of Mexico. Its unusual color comes from its major ingredient.6
Taste tortilla soup
In Mexico they use tortilla to make anything, even soup. Treat yourself to this dish — it is sure to set your mouth on fire!6
They often use this sauce as a condiment for various Mexican fast food. Taste it in combination with tacos or corn chips.1
Taste the traditional dish of Mexican cowboys — you are sure to love it. Contemporary fajita usually cooks with beef, chicken or pork.9
Taste traditional Mexican tacos: fold a tortilla in half around the filling and enjoy the utterly delicious taste of local «sandwiches». 334
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