Historic achievement in conservation for this endangered species
ST LOUIS, MO – The Saint Louis Zoo, the Missouri Department of Conservation and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announce a historic achievement in hellbender conservation with the hatching of second-generation zoo-bred endangered Ozark hellbenders at the Saint Louis Zoo. Since October 6, 2018, 39 hellbenders hatched at the Zoo’s Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium.
The Zoo’s 7-year-old, first-time father of these baby hellbenders is somewhat of a celebrity salamander.