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  • WCS Releases Adorable Tumbling Toddler Penguin Video in time for Penguin Awareness DayWCS Releases Adorable Tumbling Toddler Penguin Video in time for Penguin Awareness Day

    January 19, 2018 – Just in time for Penguin Awareness Day this Saturday January 20th, WCS has released an incredibly cute video shot by WCS’s Graham Harris on Isla Martillo in the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

  • FANGED FRIENDS: Study Says the World’s Most Vilified and Dangerous Animals May be Humankind’s Best Ally

    January 18, 2018 – An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – spelling bad news for humans who indirectly rely on them for a variety of beneficial services.


  • A Valentine to Remember, Forever!A Valentine to Remember, Forever!

    BRONX, NEW YORK – Jan. 18, 2018 – For a $15 donation, your loved one, or unloved one, will receive the certificate to cherish for years to come, featuring the name chosen for your Valentine’s Day roach. To make an extra impression, send “the works” for a $75 donation which includes a printed certificate, the all new “Roach Brooch” pin, crazy roach sox, and a box of delicious artisan chocolates. Various combinations of the roachy merchandise are also available for $50. All orders can be placed at www.BronxZoo.com/Roach


  •  Mothers and Young Struggle as Arctic Warms Mothers and Young Struggle as Arctic Warms

    NEW YORK (January 18, 2017) – A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and partners reveals for the first time the ways in which wild weather swings and extreme icing events are negatively impacting the largest land mammal of the Earth’s polar realms—the muskoxen. The paper demonstrates that while this denizen of the Arctic and other cold-adapted species have spectacular adaptations, the previously unknown effects of rain-on-snow events, winter precipitation, and ice tidal surges are costly for the animals, if not deadly.

  • Canine Distemper Confirmed in Far Eastern Leopard, World’s Most Endangered Big CatCanine Distemper Confirmed in Far Eastern Leopard, World’s Most Endangered Big Cat

    17 January 2018 – The Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is already among the rarest of the world’s big cats, but new research reveals that it faces yet another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV).


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January 12 - Setting Sail for the Bangladesh Marine Megafauna Survey

To better understand and safeguard marine diversity, WCS and local partners are currently conducting the Bangladesh Marine Megafauna Survey. Elisabeth Fahrni Mansur reports for National Geographic.

January 11 - Community-Based Conservation: Building Grassroots Demand for Democracy

Through conservation, more local communities are learning how to collaborate in building processes and procedures to ensure their members share the benefits of sustainable natural resource use.

January 11 - Bringing Bolivia’s Flying Potato from the Jungle to the City

Rob Wallace reports on how Leco communities in Bolivia are improving practices for family gardens, as well as for coffee, cattle ranching, incense, and small livestock management.


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The Wonders of the WCS NY Aquarium: An Ongoing Picture Blog

January 20, 2017

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

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