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Entries for October 2010

Aquarium keeper acts as a surrogate mother to abandoned pup View the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NBQ_U0wojU Brooklyn, New York – Oct. 29, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is happy to announce that Tazo, an orphaned northern sea otter pup found stranded this summer in Homer, Alaska, is doing extremely well in his home at the aquarium and is almost ready to go on exhibit to meet the public. Tazo was separated fr...

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Panel of experts address key issues at November 17th event to be held at California Academy of Sciences SAN FRANCISCO (October 28, 2010) –Among the greatest threats to wildlife in the 21st century are that of impeded migrations and fragmented habitats, according to Wildlife Conservation Society scientists speaking at  Saving the Last of the Wild: North American Corridors—an event being held at the California Academy of Sciences. The event is free to the public and...

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Festivities include treats for everyone – even the animals New York, N.Y.-date – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo are hosting their annual Boo at the Zoo – a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza, all day Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31. Festivities include costumes, arts and crafts, and treats for the animals. The events promise spine-tingling surprises and terrifying thrills for zoo-goers of all ages. On both days of the Halloween weekend, anima...

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Categories: North America, Lions

November 10th Event to Be Held at Boston’s Somerset Club, Open to the Public BOSTON (October 27, 2010) –New York State’s famed Adirondacks may be radically changed over the next 100 years due to climate change, according to Wildlife Conservation Society Ecologist Jerry Jenkins, author of  Climate Change in the Adirondacks -The Path to Sustainability. Jenkins will be speaking at a public lecture at the Somerset Club in Boston on November 10th at 6:00 PM, and will present an analysis o...

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Categories: Climate Change

Dwarf and banded mongoose species exhibited side-by-sideTropic Zone exhibit renovations just in time for winter View the videos: Banded: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8ZPwaaXLkQDwarf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWnjwZB6JdINew York, N.Y.- Oct. 27, 2010-Eight bundles of joy have arrived in the Tropic Zone at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo – four dwarf and four banded mongoose pups. The two litters mark the first dwarf and banded mongoose pups every born at WC...

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Categories: Africa, Species

Wild adventures continue as fall/winter hours go into effect   New York, N.Y.- Oct. 24, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s wildlife parks – Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium – have announced that fall/winter hours will go into effect starting Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Each of the five WCS wildlife parks will now be open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily.   Although the days are shorter, there is still plenty to see at ...

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WCS researchers are radio-tracking moose and elk traveling along U.S. Route 20 in Idaho in an effort to reduce auto accidents and preserve wildlife corridors.

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Categories: Species, Protect

WCS Idaho Department of Fish and Game to identify migration routes of moose and elk across US-20 in Island Park area of Idaho BOZEMAN, MT (October 21, 2010) –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) today announced their participation in a three-year collaborative study in Idaho’s Island Park area to better inform decision making with regard to wildlife related hazards and improved safety on US Route 20 and Idaho Highway 87. The study w...

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“Making Tracks for Tigers” Benefit held at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square NEW YORK (October 20, 2010)—Legendary recording artist Paul Simon joined the Wildlife Conservation Society in the fight to save tigers from extinction at a private performance tonight at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square. Funds raised at the concert will support WCS efforts to save tigers in their last remaining strongholds in Asia. Conservationists estimate that approximately 3,200 tigers remain in the wi...

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MOU identifies opportunities for new marine management models New York (October 19, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC Chile) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to share ideas and experiences in establishing and managing protected marine areas. The MoU was signed by Dr. Bárbara Saavedra, Director of WCS’s Chile Program, Juan Larrain, Vice President of Res...

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