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Posted on August 4th, 2022 in Wildlife | No Comments »

Follow the hellbenders as they start their journey with the Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources husbandry program starting with eggs found in the wild. Learn how they become part of the breeding program with our partner zoos. Travel with our Help the Hellbender crew and see the fruit of their labor as the team releases adult hellbenders into the Blue River. Be sure to follow the Help the Hellbender Facebook page for more videos as there are several release dates scheduled for this summer.

 

Learn more about the hellbender program and a locally made documentary in the Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources News & Stories, Hellbender Research Featured in New Documentary.

Resources:
Help the Hellbender website
Help the Hellbender Facebook page
Ask the Expert: Learn All About Hellbenders and Take a Tour, Subscribe Purdue Extension – Forestry & Natural Resources (FNR) YouTube Channel
Ask the Expert video: Help the Hellbender – Dr. Stephen Spear of The Wilds, Purdue Extension – FNR YouTube Channel
Ask the Expert video: Live with Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Gardens – Hellbenders, Purdue Extension – FNR YouTube Channel
A Moment in the Wild video: Hellbender Hide, Purdue Extension – FNR YouTube Channel
A Moment in the Wild video: Release Moment of Hellbenders,
How Anglers and Paddlers Can Help the Hellbender video, Purdue Extension – FNR YouTube Channel
Eastern Hellbender ID Video, Purdue Extension – FNR YouTube Channel
Hellbenders Rock!, The Education Store, Purdue Extension’s resource center
Help the Hellbender, North America’s Giant Salamander, The Education Store
How Our Zoos Help Hellbenders, The Education Store
The Nature of Teaching: Adaptations for Aquatic Amphibians, The Education Store
Healthy Water, Happy Home – Lesson Plan, The Education Store
FNR Assists in First Natural Breeding of Eastern Hellbender in Captivity, Purdue FNR News & Stories

Wendy Mayer, FNR Communications Coordinator
Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Zach Truelock, Hellbender Technician
Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources

Rod Williams, Assistant Provost for Engagement/Professor of Wildlife Science
Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources


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