11/1/12-Chawna Schuette, lead Hellbender keeper at the St. Louis Zoo, uses a flashlight to check on dozens of newborn Hellbenders Thursday. A decade-long program at the zoo is dedicated to bringing the endangered species back from the brink of extinction. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Hellbender On The Comeback Trail, Thanks To St. Louis Zoo Program

Following breakthrough last year, more than 2,800 fertile Hellbender eggs have been laid.


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