Two Rare Malayan Tiger Cubs Debut at WCS’s Bronx Zoo
Cubs were hand-raised by Bronx Zoo keepers
Halloween activities run weekends and holidays in October
Dates: October 1-4, 8-10, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
CITES CoP17 delegates adopt resolution recommending closure of domestic elephant ivory markets globally.
Saturday, October 29: 7 to 11pm
NEW YORK (October 27, 2016) — A proposed superhighway in Nigeria’s Cross River State will displace 180 indigenous communities and threaten one of the world’s great centers of biodiversity if completed, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
NEW YORK (October 27, 2016) The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo and Fordham University have announced the results of the first known published study of bats in New York City. The study provides evidence of winter bat activity in NYC and documents the migratory movement of Eastern Red bats and Silver-haired bats through the Bronx Borough. Since little is known about bat behavior in winter, the research results may prove valuable in determining bat migration routes and overwintering strategies.
SHANGHAI (October 26, 2016) – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) reports that eggs of critically endangered Chinese alligators discovered recently in a nest in a Shanghai wetland park have hatched and that baby alligators have been photographed and identified swimming in the area. The announcement signals a huge success for the species and for ongoing reintroduction efforts initiated by East China Normal University, Chongming Dongtan Wetland Park, and WCS with the help of U.S. zoos including WCS’s Bronx Zoo, and the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.
New York –– Oct. 25, 2016 – The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society’s) Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium have opened registration for fun fall programs for both children and adults.
Medan, Indonesia (October 24, 2016). The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU), in collaboration with North Sumatra Police (POLDA SUMUT), arrested three wildlife traders in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia on October 14, 2016. Among the confiscated items were a 1.5 meter Sumatran tiger skin, pangolin scales, a snake skin, turtle shells, deer organs and stuffed Hawksbill turtle.
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Work on Ocean Wonders: Sharks! continues to move along. Crews are working on prepping the building’s precast panels to receive the framework for the future Shimmer Wall that will span 1,100 feet and wrap the outside of the building with 30,000 movable aluminum tiles. Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS