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Follow the New York Aquarium’s California Sea Lion Pup On Social Media

 

The New York Aquarium is temporarily closed as New York City deals with the COVID-19 crisis. During the closure, the animal care staff remains focused on the health and well-being of the animals – including the latest addition to the Sea Cliffs exhibit. Erie, a California sea lion pup (Zalophus californianus) born this fall, will be ready to greet visitors when the aquarium re-opens.

 


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WCS COVID-19 Update:  WCS Issues Policy on Reducing Risk of Future Zoonotic Pandemics

To prevent future major viral outbreaks such as the COVID-19 outbreak, impacting human health, well-being, economies, and security on a global scale, WCS recommends stopping all commercial trade in wildlife for human consumption (particularly of birds and mammals) and closing all such markets.

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Two Little Blue Penguin Chicks Hatched at Bronx Zoo: Follow Their Development Online
Press Photos: http://bit.ly/39BkQyv Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS Media b-Roll of Hatchling Chicks: https://bit.ly/3dtQjox Credit: © WCS Animal Planet Promo Video: https://bit.ly/2UEHjV8 THE ZOO Season 4Bronx, NY – March 26, 2020 – The development of two little blue penguin chicks (Eudyptula minor) hatched at the Bronx Zoo in February can be tracked on Instagram and Facebook while the zoo is temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With these...
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WCS COVID-19: Domestic Dogs and Cats – Pets
COVID-19 is spreading globally through human-to-human transmission.  
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Wild canids and hyenas are potential flagships for conserving a wide diversity of habitats in India

A new study reveals that wild canids (wild dogs, jackals, wolves, foxes) and striped hyenas can serve as flagship species for increasing India’s conservation potential

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COVID-19 Infographics: Grab and Spread the Word/Available in Multiple Languages: Let’s Stop Wildlife Trade, Stop Wildlife Consumption, Stop Destroying Nature and We will Stop Pandemics
In order to prevent future pandemics, our message with our partner, Global Wildlife Conservation, to policymakers is clear: stop the trade in wild animals. In particular, the highest risk taxa, mammals and birds.  Infographic available in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Chinese.  Download the graphics here. 
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“Ruminant Plague” Threatens Populations of Wildlife and Livestock

A disease already known for causing massive die-offs of wildlife in Asia is spreading.

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COVID-19 Update: Temporary Closure of WCS Zoos and Aquarium Beginning Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020
New York, NY - March 15, 2020 - The Wildlife Conservation Society is temporarily closing the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium, effective Monday, March 16. Our five parks will be closed and education and public programs will be cancelled until further notice. This action is being taken as city and state leaders have called on businesses to voluntarily close to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19; and following declarations of states of emergen...
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Animal Planet's THE ZOO Returns April 4
Animal Planet’s THE ZOO takes audiences behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a fourth season to share remarkable stories that shine a light on amazing animals, the expertise of staff, and their unique relationships with the animals in their care. The series explains the day-to-day activities at the Bronx Zoo and its sister parks as it focuses on the importance of zoos and aquariums to a wide range of global wildlife conservation efforts. The all-new season of THE ZOO premier...
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