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Ohio wildlife officials working to re-establish state's largest amphibian in streams
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, December 2, 2013 7:05 AM EST
The state of Ohio is coordinating an effort to re-establish a large amphibian that once lived in streams in the eastern part of the state.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that more than 20 hellbenders have been released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources into two streams over the past three years.
John Navarro of ODNR's Division of Wildlife says the plan is to release hundreds of hellbenders into multiple streams over 10 to 15 years.
Several zoos in the state have been raising them from eggs collected from streams in eastern Ohio.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com