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In this photo provided by St Louis Zoo, Ozark hellbenders are shown developing in eggs at St. Louis Zoo on Nov. 11, 2011 in St. Louis, Mo. The rare Ozark hellbender, an endangered amphibian found only in a few Missouri and Arkansas counties, has been successfully bred in captivity for the first time, offering new hope for the animal's survival, scientists say.

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Breeding program gives hope for Ozark hellbender

The rare Ozark hellbender, an endangered amphibian found only in a few Missouri and Arkansas counties, has been successfully bred in captivity for the first time, offering new hope for the animal’s survival, scientists involved in the breeding effort said Wednesday.

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