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Hellbender Virtual Tour

Have you heard of a Hellbender? No? Have you been living under a rock?

Eastern hellbenders are the largest salamander in North America, a rare species that has been getting a lot of conservation attention over the past two decades. Learn about Hellbenders, how you can help protect aquatic wildlife, and check out the questions our Purdue biologists answered sharing Hellbender conservation in this video.


Subscribe to our Purdue Extension - Forestry and Natural Resources YouTube Channel and view other great videos about aquatics, fisheries, community planning, educational tools, forest, timber, invasive species, urban forestry, wildlife, wood products and much more.

Help the Hellbender website, Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources
Hellbender Decline, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center
Zoos Work with Purdue University for Hellbender Conservation Efforts, Got Nature? Blog, FNR
The Nature of Teaching: Adaptations for Aquatic Amphibians, The Education Store

Nick Burgmeier, Project Coordinator, Research Biologist & Wildlife Extension Specialist
Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Shelby Royal, Husbandry Lab Coordinator
Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Rod N Williams, Professor of Wildlife Science
Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

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