The Last Dragons - Protecting Appalachia’s Hellbenders

Lurking among the cobble and bedrock of Eastern North America’s oldest mountain streams, endures a rare and ancient giant that has inhabited these environments for over a hundred and sixty million years. Growing over two feet long and covered with wrinkly folds of skin that oscillate within the current, the hellbender salamander is one of the most bizarre animals found on this planet, however it is these unusual characteristics that make this living fossil one of the most beautiful and important river creatures you will ever see.