Mystery of the vanishing Axototl

Vanishing Axolotl is listed as a resolved bug.

I’m experiencing this issue, my daughter is also. My son claims his captive axolotl are fine. I did post a note regarding this issue to Mojang. Is there any possibility that PaperMC can be influencing this issue?

I assume this is a vanila challenge. Assuming Mojang/Microsoft doesn’t get this resolved anytime soon is a paper patch possible?

Thanks, stay safe, and best regards to everyone.