North America’s largest salamander
Hellbender Salamander • Cryptobranchus alleganiensis
Hellbender Blend was named for the Hellbender salamander. Growing up to over two feet in length, Hellbenders are North America’s largest salamander. They also "breathe" by absorbing oxygen from the water through their skin. Because of this, they survive where there is cold, clear, swift-running water. Polluted runoff, silt build up and other human impacts have diminished the types of waterways in which the Hellbender thrives. As a result, hellbender numbers have been decimated in western Maryland and Pennsylvania streams where they were plentiful as recently as 1990.
As strong supporters of clean, healthy waterways, Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company has teamed up with The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore & is donating 2% of sales from this special Hellbender Coffee Blend to assist in the research & support of the Hellbender Salamander & other native species of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.
Visit the MD Zoo in Baltimore's website to Learn More about the Eastern HellbenderSmithsonian Migratory Bird Center
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