Saving the hellbender: 10,000th endangered salamander released in Missouri

Hellbender are big salamanders that are losing population and their habitatHellbenders are aquatic species and found in cool, highly oxygenated str...

August 17, 2022
8:30 PM

Hellbender are big salamanders that are losing population and their habitatHellbenders are aquatic species and found in cool, highly oxygenated streams. They often use large flat rocks to nest and hide under.It's a good time for snot otters. Since conservation efforts began in 2008 to reintroduce Ozark and eastern hellbenders, 10,000 have now been released to the wild as of this month, conservation officials say.Thousands of the endangered Ozark and eastern hellbenders have been raised at the Saint Louis Zoo and released into Missouri rivers.

Sara Karnes