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A unique color variant of an eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) named “Blondie” at the Saint Louis Zoo. When she came from North Carolina to the zoo as a juvenile, she only had a couple of orange spots. Over the past 12 years her color has morphed into this very showy orange.

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A unique color variant of an eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) named “Blondie” at the Saint Louis Zoo. When she came from North Carolina to the zoo as a juvenile, she only had a couple of orange spots. Over the past 12 years her color has morphed into this very showy orange.

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A federally endangered Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) from Eleven Point River, Missouri, at the Saint Louis Zoo. The St. Louis Zoo is the world leader in breeding hellbenders in the Ron Goellner Center for Hellbender Conservation, under the WildCare Institute, a conservation center for rare species and rare habitat at the Saint Louis Zoo. This is the only facility breeding and housing Ozark hellbenders.

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ANI067-00346

A federally endangered Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) from Eleven Point River, Missouri, at the Saint Louis Zoo. The St. Louis Zoo is the world leader in breeding hellbenders in the Ron Goellner Center for Hellbender Conservation, under the WildCare Institute, a conservation center for rare species and rare habitat at the Saint Louis Zoo. This is the only facility breeding and housing Ozark hellbenders.

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