Do you know Juan Golotti? Basketball team mascot “The Captains”
It’s a great feeling! In recent weeks the ‘epsolutel’, a species endemic to Mexico City and in danger of extinction, has become popular due to its appearance on new 50 pesos bills and the fact is that the natives have described said bill as the most beautiful.
This situation prompted people to collect it and not want to spend it because of its beautiful image, but that’s not all, because this beautiful species is also on the “Los capitanes” basketball team of CDMX as the mascot, better known as “JuanJolote”.
Its name is inspired by researcher Juan Jorge Avilés Ortega, the first promoter of Axolotl Science in Mexico and the National Prize for Journalism and Scientific Publishing awarded by CONACYT in 2004.
This amphibian animal is a type of salamander, similar to a giant tadpole with legs and tail, there are black, spotted or albino sea urchins and feeds on mollusks, worms, insect larvae and crustaceans.
They are known as the “magic salamander” because they have very special properties:
• They are able to regenerate their limbs and tissues on their own.
• It is the only animal that can reproduce in the larval stage.
• It has the ability to perpetuate, that is, it preserves the dorsal fin of the tadpole, which passes through its entire body and its external gills.