The Saint Louis Zoo once again is teeming with baby giant salamanders.
For the second year in a row, the zoo has successfully bred endangered Ozark hellbenders in captivity.
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.
Even though the salamanders are smaller than a quarter when they first hatch, as adults they can reach lengths of up to two feet.