endangered http://news.stlpublicradio.org en More 'Baby Giants' Arrive At The Saint Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-baby-giants-arrive-saint-louis-zoo <p>The Saint Louis Zoo once again is teeming with baby giant salamanders.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/01/05/144335946/zoo-crafts-love-nest-to-save-ozarks-salamanders">For the second year in a row</a>, the zoo has successfully bred endangered Ozark hellbenders in captivity.</p><p>This time, a total of eight females laid 2,809 fertile eggs. Two-hundred and fourteen salamander larvae have hatched so far, with many more expected.</p><p>Even though the salamanders are smaller than a quarter when they first hatch, as adults they can reach lengths of up to two feet.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:42:26 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 5991 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org More 'Baby Giants' Arrive At The Saint Louis Zoo MOBOT scientists help rediscover two tree species thought to be extinct http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mobot-scientists-help-rediscover-two-tree-species-thought-be-extinct <p>Scientists at the Missouri Botanical Garden have confirmed the discovery of two tree species that were thought to be extinct.</p><p>Last year botanists from the University of <a href="http://g.co/maps/8247m">Dar es Salaam</a> in Tanzania set out to look for the trees. They discovered small populations of both species in a remote forest in southeastern Tanzania, along Africa&rsquo;s eastern coast.</p><p>Missouri Botanical Garden botanist Roy Gereau worked with British scientist Phil Clarke to confirm the identity of the trees.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:38:59 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3397 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MOBOT scientists help rediscover two tree species thought to be extinct Endangered beetle to return to Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/endangered-beetle-return-missouri <p>An endangered beetle could be making its way back to Missouri, with some help from the Saint Louis Zoo and the <a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/insects/ambb/index.html">US Fish and Wildlife Service</a>.</p><p>If all goes well, the zoo plans to reintroduce <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/6/1715184/Science/St..Louis.Zoo.helps.save.endangered.beetles">the American burying beetle</a> to <a href="http://g.co/maps/4bjk6">Wah&rsquo; kon-tah Prairie</a> in southwestern Missouri in early June.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:46:01 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3336 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Endangered beetle to return to Missouri Breeding program at St. Louis Zoo gives hope for giant Ozark salamander http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/breeding-program-st-louis-zoo-gives-hope-giant-ozark-salamander <p>For the first time ever, an endangered amphibian found only in a few Missouri and Arkansas counties has been successfully bred in captivity.</p><p>Officials with the St. Louis Zoo and Missouri Department of Conservation said Wednesday that 63 Ozark hellbenders have been bred at the zoo. The first hatched on Nov. 15, and an additional 120 eggs are expected to hatch within the next week.</p><p>The breeding is the result of a decade-long collaboration of the zoo and the conservation department.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:25:04 +0000 The Associated Press & Bill Raack 2576 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Breeding program at St. Louis Zoo gives hope for giant Ozark salamander Giant Ozark salamander now officially endangered http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/giant-ozark-salamander-now-officially-endangered <p>The <a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/amphibians/ozhe/index.html">U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service</a> has listed the Ozark hellbender as a federally endangered species that cannot be harmed, killed, or bought and sold as a pet.</p><p><a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/amphibians/ozhe/ozheFactSheet.html">The Ozark hellbender</a> is found only in the streams of the White River system in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.</p><p>Ozark hellbender populations have dropped by 75 percent since the 1980s, with fewer than 600 remaining in the wild.</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:23:07 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2192 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Giant Ozark salamander now officially endangered Baby elephant makes public debut at Saint Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/baby-elephant-makes-public-debut-saint-louis-zoo <p>The Asian elephant calf Kenzi is making her public debut this morning at the Saint Louis Zoo.</p><p>The three-month-old calf will be on view at the &quot;River&#39;s Edge&quot; habitat from 10 a.m. to noon and then again from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today through Sunday.</p><p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:33:23 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2107 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Baby elephant makes public debut at Saint Louis Zoo Endangered person advisory issued by Chesterfield police http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/endangered-person-advisory-issued-chesterfield-police <p><strong>Updated 11:10 p.m</strong>. - The missing persons report was canceled around 8 p.m. Thursday after Wasayul Haque was found unharmed. Chesterfield police provided no additional information.</p><p><em>Our earlier story:</em></p><p>Wasayul S. Haque, 22, has been reported by the Chesterfield Police Department as missing and endangered.</p><p>Haque is described&nbsp; by the police department as being 5&#39;6&#39;&#39; tall, 110 lbs. with black hair, brown eyes and a medium brown complexion. He is described wearing a multi-colored long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and no shoes.</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 04:12:28 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1646 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Endangered person advisory issued by Chesterfield police Current River in Mo. ranked as one of nation's "most endangered" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/current-river-mo-ranked-one-nations-most-endangered <p>A national river quality organization has listed Missouri&#39;s Current River as a victim of over-use, and one of the most endangered rivers in America.</p> Tue, 17 May 2011 22:35:23 +0000 Adam Allington 1254 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Current River in Mo. ranked as one of nation's "most endangered"