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Adult Eastern hellbenders can grow up to 2 feet long and weigh around 5 pounds. They are currently endangered in several states. Pete Oxford/Minden Pictures RM/Getty Images hide caption

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VIDEO: Snot Otters Get A Second Chance In Ohio

North America's largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it's too late.

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Adult Eastern hellbenders can grow up to 2 feet long and weigh around 5 pounds. They are currently endangered in several states. Pete Oxford/Minden Pictures RM/Getty Images hide caption

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VIDEO: Snot Otters Get A Second Chance In Ohio

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Author Attica Locke: In America, We Walk 'Side By Side' With Our Past

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