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    The Ozark Hellbender has been added to the Endangered Species List.

    Mollyjogger™ donates 10% from our Ozark Hellbender shirt profits to the WildCare Institute’s Ron Goellner Center for Hellbender Conservation.

    An Ozark region resident, the hellbender is the largest species of salamander native to North America. These salamanders are perfectly adapted to their stream habitats with their flattened head and body, short stout legs, long rudder-like tail, and very small, beady eyes. The hellbender populations have been threatened by stream impoundments, pollution and siltation for years, yet seemed to do okay in Missouri and Arkansas. However, over the past 10 years, due to unknown factors, the populations in the Ozark Mountains experienced a sudden decline of 70%.  source

    Vernacular names include "snot otter", "devil dog", "mud-devil", "grampus", "Allegheny alligator", "mud dog", and "leverian water newt”.

    The Ozark hellbender is not a cute and cuddly creature, but Missouri and Arkansas should take pride in ensuring its long-term survival because they are found nowhere else on Earth.