The axolotl (/ˈæksəlɒtəl/, from Classical Nahuatl: āxōlōtl [aːˈʃoːloːtɬ] (About this sound listen)) also known as a Mexican salamander (Ambystoma mexicanum) or a Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the tiger salamander. Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a “walking fish”, it is not a fish, but an amphibian. The species originates from numerous lakes, such as Lake Xochimilco underlying Mexico City. Axolotls are unusual among amphibians in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis. Instead of developing lungs and taking to the land, adults remain aquatic and gilled.

Axolotls should not be confused with waterdogs, the larval stage of the closely related tiger salamanders (A. tigrinum and A. mavortium), which are widespread in much of North America and occasionally become neotenic. Neither should they be confused with mudpuppies (Necturus spp.), fully aquatic salamanders that are not closely related to the axolotl but bear a superficial resemblance.

As of 2010, wild axolotls were near extinction due to urbanization in Mexico City and consequent water pollution, as well as the introduction of invasive species such as tilapia and perch. They are currently listed by CITES as an endangered species and by IUCN as critically endangered in the wild, with a decreasing population. Axolotls are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate limbs. Axolotls were also sold as food in Mexican markets and were a staple in the Aztec diet.

Surveys in 1998, 2003, and 2008 found 6,000, 1,000, and 100 axolotls per square kilometer in its Lake Xochimilco habitat, respectively. A four-month-long search in 2013, however, turned up no surviving individuals in the wild. Just a month later, two wild ones were spotted in a network of canals leading from Xochimilco. The city is currently working on conserving axolotls by building “axolotl shelters” and conserving remaining and potential habitats for the salamanders.


Coming forward to talk about and apologize for an incident from the prior year, clearing up misinformation and give her thoughts out on the matter.

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The Roundtable · July 17, 2018 at 5:17 am

Thanks again to Amazing Axolotl for everything she's done throughout all of this and sending her heart felt message.

Even if it happened over a year ago, I still sincerely regret it and have matured since then. It's not at all an accurate reflection of the person I am. I have grown up alongside amazing people and I've grown up alongside all of you – our audience. We hope that bringing attention to this can clear up any misunderstandings and get the truth out there once and for all. I can never apologize enough for what I've done. It was a learning experience for sure and really opened my eyes to the voice I have. Every day I am making strides to better myself as a person. I will never stop making strides. This will follow me, but not define me. And no matter what anyone says, I know the Steven Universe community is beautiful, only getting better each and every day. It's impacted many lives including my own. All I hope is you can all move on with us and continuing growing as people.

Charity streams coming real soon. We're beyond excited to start them and we hope you guys are around for them too. <3

– Vox

Deston Shinx · July 17, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Theory for steven universe : My theory is that after episode 24 "Reunited" that Yellow and Blue Diamonds are going to work together with the Crystal Gems to uncorrupt other and fellow Crystal Gems . I believe that this will later come in handy as an army against White Diamond .This means that White Diamond maybe the next big conflict of Steven Universe.

darkespeon64 · July 17, 2018 at 2:14 pm

Whatever dude I'm not even gonna finish this if the kid wasn't dieing literally everyone would be on your side shame on them for treating someone differently visiting CN and leaking info is exactly why the refuse to let people in now anyways and that person completely breached their trust and gave them a very good reason to never allow anyone in again

Deston Shinx · July 17, 2018 at 2:15 pm

And this was the first time I heard of this but am proud of you for addressing this

Rakanarshi2 · July 17, 2018 at 2:20 pm

It's good of you to talk about. Every now and then people will muck things up. Best not to make excuses, just admit you mucked up and you want to make it right. You already did make it right with that person so good on you. Maybe now the rumors and that can stop.

phguy 38 · July 17, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Its ok just think what you do next

pep inyostep · July 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm

It was the youtuber “itsjustarobot” who brought it up in his video. I have no doubt that he is the reason why this is being brought up again.

Freeze · July 17, 2018 at 2:24 pm

What did Axolotel even "Spoil"
I bet that for what we know it isn't a Mayor Spoiler anymore xD
Like SOMEONE being SOMEONE ELSE!!!

dolphin power · July 17, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Glad you finally addressed this issue I only find out about it yesterday

Greg Universe · July 17, 2018 at 2:40 pm

You Cannot Apologize for That
Fuck You. You Lost A Subscriber
A Year Ago You Bitch…

ShankiaMrsRidiculous · July 17, 2018 at 2:50 pm

I don't find this apology genuine at all. Before him making fun of a child with cancer you guys just don't know about the situation he had with AJ Universe when he brought up him having Aspegers like it was a problem. Everybody keeps letting him get away Scott free but he is the main color in the painting of cancerous SU fans! This is uterlly ridiculous. And why does he need two other people in HIS apology video? Typical.

Ashley Adams · July 17, 2018 at 2:54 pm

I truly don't see why so many people are still so upset. The two people who WERE involved in the actual situation worked things out long ago. I came in this completely blind but hearing what both had to say, I just wish people would move on. I mean they weren't involved at all. We've all made our fair share of mistakes, none of us are perfect. I think this video shows he has completely learned from that mistake and knows to not do it again, he even expresses how he avoids unofficial leaks now just to prevent anything like this from happening. Also the fact that people have been calling her "the kid with cancer" is horrible. How can you think that you are any better than he was in that situation when you wouldn't even reffer to the girl by her name, inst you gave her the disgusting nickname and continued to ridicule him. Everyone was in the wrong in this situation but if those two were able to forgive and move on then I believe everyone else should as well. With all that is happening in the world, we could deal with a lot less pettiness. But that's just my opinion.

Krazy Jazper · July 17, 2018 at 2:58 pm

I've talked with her for only a few days on her Google+ account last year, and she's a really good person. I even drew her gemsona and made a fusion of both our gemsonas 😊

David Gipson · July 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Vox I will always support you

steven310250 · July 17, 2018 at 3:06 pm

Ya know this situation could of been avoided and I believe people including myself should try not to spoil anything. It's hard to have a conversation with something that makes everyone excited. You get excited to the point you accidentally spill the beans.

Moral of story. If you're going to see it before everyone else. Don't go on social media and share your thoughts. It's not worth it, plus the ninjas from Cartoon Network head quarters may attack you, so on and so forth.

Another lesson, save the leak discussion on forums and community blogs, if you happen to spot "leaks" just ignore them.

BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON OF THE DAY, IT'S JUST A TV SHOW! If you get spoiled, oh well just accept it and still continue to support the show. If you love the show, keep supporting it even if you know what's going to happen in the show. It's not going to ruin your experience. Take it from me, I see the leaks, I know what's going to happen somewhat. Does it ruin the experience? Not really, it just makes me want to watch it even more and experience it for myself at first hand.

steven310250 · July 17, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Steven Universe is a "great" show, but don't go crazy over it. Treat each other with "love and respect" , "human decency". Heck, you'd probably think by now with all these hiatuses, the show would of been on the slow decline. I know I was, I was very bored of the show and tired of seeing it on and off. I just stop watching it for awhile until they get to the big juicy part of the story. Again it's a show. A tv show, nothing more, nothing less.

For me, Steven Universe is only 2nd best, the true top notch quality cartoon that cannot be beat no matter how much Steven Universe try to be the best cartoon on the block. Courage the Cowardly Dog is still my number one favorite cartoon and it still continues to hold up very well over the years. With a mix of comedy, romance, and psychological horror. Ya don't find horror cartoons THAT good nowadays. As a matter of fact, THERE ISN'T A PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR CARTOON! Not on Nick, Disney, as well CN.

Even then, I still don't go crazy over it. I set my esteem and expectations on low. That way, I still keep a humanistic side of me. Not causing the community any problems. Just meh…like great news i guess, and then I move onto something else in the mean time.

Oribie D'henau · July 17, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Well to be honest, you have the right to refuse and you shouldn't be blame about it. People are just making drama about your case only because you are an easy target.

TheUnluckyJirachi · July 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm

I hate the fact that both parties where forced to make this video. From what I'm understanding, this entire thing was addressed privately between Jilian and Vox a long time ago. Both of them didn't want to draw anymore attention to it, because they both just want to move on. It's honestly sickening to me that people are still feeding fires to this. JAR shouldn't have made a direct outcry towards Vox, because all that does is create more unnecessary drama for both of them.

Diomand Dilanka · July 17, 2018 at 4:13 pm

I'm just very confused on what happened, yet I can also understand some of it. Can someone explain the story to me start to finish. And quick question: What does the fact that one of the people who was involved have cancer have to do with anything? Like what importance does that have pertaining to Steven Universe and Vox? Not looking for hate, just an honest explanation.

Hell Naw · July 17, 2018 at 4:19 pm

I still don't understand what happened.

Captain C.F. Angi · July 17, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Stop hating on JAR guys, he’s just a robot.

XSpatan x117X · July 17, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Me personally was just going to wait for you to respond

Dan Trunkyrusey · July 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm

thanks you just a robot

Brian Gloskey · July 17, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Bruh shane really just sat there for 12 minutes

I'm a huge faggot · July 17, 2018 at 5:33 pm

shane is just sitting there having an existential crisis

PatrickTheDestroyerOfEvil · July 17, 2018 at 5:34 pm

At least you can't fuck up as bad as either of the paul brothers

Potato with cat ears · July 17, 2018 at 6:58 pm

What did he tweet??

BryanSOD · July 17, 2018 at 7:08 pm

yhea good he apologised but ware is white diamond

Amora Smith · July 17, 2018 at 7:10 pm

I saw a video criticising the Steven Universe Fandom and they mentioned this "issue"… and I just felt uncomfortable about it… the way they talked about the girl and how they treated your slip up like you were power hungry for spoilers, it just didn't sit right with me but I couldn't say anything since I didn't know the full story… I'm so glad you've made this video, cuz it brings another perspective into it and sort of tears apart their excuse… they didn't even goes far enough into their "investigation" of the incident to even know what gender they were or whether they were even still alive… I hope this incident will be one that'll be forgotten, it's not worth demonizing a show's fandom over…

Mustapha Mir · July 17, 2018 at 7:20 pm

It doesn’t matter what you say. I’ll still see you as the rabid fan who complained about a dying kid watching something before you can. Pathetic.

Tri88spple _ · July 17, 2018 at 7:58 pm

Who's the fat kid on the left

Anna Lolita Estelle Husband · July 17, 2018 at 8:06 pm

You gotta live and learn man, and you’re all still super young. You’re gonna do stupid things, but the fact you’re mature enough to better yourself through these experiences is commendable. You still have my love and respect, you never lost it.

Alex Is Unstable · July 17, 2018 at 9:22 pm

Vox,
I respect that you just want to clear everything up and that everything is sorted with her, but I don’t think a full 12 minute video in necessary. This is my own opinion and honestly I could care less for all this drama but I still don’t think I’ll watch you after this. Everything about this is so petty. You did wrong by calling out the girl, JAR did wrong by calling you out when everything was resolved, it’s just all fucked.
I’m sure you are a nice gay and don’t want to be involved with this anymore, but I personally don’t think I can fully forgive you.

Salma Salo · July 17, 2018 at 9:24 pm

😂😂😂😂Hate drama 😂😂😂😂

Kitty Dawn · July 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm

nemo looks … like he’s disassociating …

RaShawn Jackson · July 17, 2018 at 9:36 pm

VOX,……………. God bless you, friend,…. God bless you 👍👍👍👍

lemguin · July 17, 2018 at 9:58 pm

I'm glad you made you apology public in spite of feeling you didn't owe anyone but her one. The problem was a socially open one and as much as it isn't anybody else's problem but yours, ending it publically will hopefully one. People's eyes and they'll stop.

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