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Biblioteca Vasconcelos is Mexico City’s Public Library Cum Botanical Garden

December 28, 2010 / No Comments

Mexico City, the dense urban capital of Mexico, houses an exquisite botanical garden along with a public library. The Biblioteca Vasconcelos, a dual purpose facility which serves both as public library and a botanical garden, is designed by the noted Mexican architect Alberto Kalach.

Water Monster, Axoloti, of Mexico City Nears Extinction

November 5, 2008 / 1 Comment

Mexico City's water monster, an Axoloti salamander (Ambystoma mexicanum), is about one foot long (30cm). According to scientists at the Chapultepec Zoo, the monster is about to go extinct because its lake habitat is draining, the water quality is deteriorating and non-native fish species started eating its eggs and larva, and competing for its food. The Muppet-looking critter is also known as ...