So how was I able to identify this creature. Well, we had a captive one in one of my school's biology labs. He was called Aristotle the Axolotl. A rather fine name don't you think? I don't believe that I ever saw him move in his tank. He just stood there on dry land. In fact he was so lethargic I had a theory that he was stuffed. So I was surprised to see that the ones in Spain were quite lively!