Recently, we acquired several hellbenders as part of a partnership with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Buffalo Zoo.
They are in the aquarium just as you enter the south entrance to the Main Zoo Building, however, they have been hard to see since they like to hide. I finally was able to get a picture of one, so now I know they are REALLY there!
Most of them will be released, hopefully this year, as part of a program to increase their numbers in the wild.
- Larry Sorel, County Zoo Director