Species on exhibit in JungleWorld for the first time in nearly 20 years
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Only transparency can prevent conflict minerals from harming people and wildlife, writes WCS's John Calvelli
Unique deer species has an amazing tale of survival
Bronx Zoo Opens Eastern Hellbender Exhibit
WASHINGTON (April 28, 2017) – WCS raised concerns with the new executive order that could withdraw protections for offshore areas from future oil and gas development, including the Hudson Canyon off the coast of New York.
April 27, 2017 – The following statement is from John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs:
“We did it. The superhighway has been rerouted and wildlife saved.”
BRONX, NEW YORK – April 26, 2017 – Since 2009, staff at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo has been working behind the scenes to save the Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis). Now, this elusive salamander can be seen in a new exhibit in the zoo’s historic Reptile House.
New York, April 22, 2017, Earth Day -- The following quotes are from Wildlife Conservation Society scientists from around the globe -- from New York City, to Russia. WCS colleagues and advocates joined marches on six continents to celebrate the contribution of science to saving wildlife.
BRONX, NEW YORK – April 21, 2017
– The herd of Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) at the WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo just got a little larger. Four fawns were born in April and are on exhibit with the herd.
The Père David's deer might seem somewhat unassuming, but the species has some adaptations unlike any other deer. They have long tails, branch-like antlers, and splayed hooves that would indicate that they are adapted to live in a marsh-like environment, but no one knows for sure how the species evolved or the environment it once lived in the wild.
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The above photo, taken on an overcast day in January, shows the structural steel in place for supporting the future Shimmer Wall. Adjustments and modifications are in the process of being made before cabling is installed to hold the 33,000 aluminum panels that will be the most prominent feature of the building's facade. Credit: NYA OWS Site Camera January 18, 2017