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Science, Health and Technology
11:39 am
Fri November 2, 2012

More 'Baby Giants' Arrive At The Saint Louis Zoo

Jill Utrup/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 7:19 am

The Saint Louis Zoo once again is teeming with baby giant salamanders.

For the second year in a row, the zoo has successfully bred endangered Ozark hellbenders in captivity.

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Science, Health and Technology
10:48 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Beetle to make Missouri comeback

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 3:58 pm

An endangered beetle will be making its Missouri comeback on Tuesday.

That's when about 250 American burying beetles will be reintroduced in the Wah’Kon-Tah prairie, about 60 miles northwest of Springfield.

It's a joint effort of the Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the St. Louis Zoo.

It's been 40 years since a confirmed sighting of the insect in Missouri, and the director of the zoo’s Center for American Burying Beetle Conservation, Bob Merz, says he hopes it will get reestablished in the state.

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