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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.

 

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Resources:
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

Featured Stories

Eastern Hellbender salamander
Local Brewery Creates Beer to Help the Hellbender

Lafayette Brewing Company will donate $1 of each purchase of a pint of its newly brewed Hellbent...

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Adult hellbender laying on rocks
Hellbender Research Featured in New Documentary

Dr. Rod Williams' hellbender research, the Purdue rearing lab and more than 12 years of the...

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Hellbender being held in captivity for health check.
FNR Assists in First Natural Breeding of Eastern Hellbender in Captivity

Oct. 7, 2020, was a historic day at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden as a nest full of eggs...

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Transporting hellbenders in river.
Purdue Releases Endangered Hellbenders to Help Save Population and Improve Nationwide Husbandry Techniques

On November 1st and 2nd of this year, Purdue FNR’s Williams lab released 80, 4-year old...

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Dr. Rod Williams with tank that has juvenile hellbenders.
Helping the hellbender: Mesker Park Zoo begins captive breeding efforts

When people think of endangered species, the giant panda or mountain gorilla often come to mind....

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