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Entries for March 2011

Bronx Zoo Egyptian Cobra Found Alive and Well in Reptile House Snake was found in non-public, off-exhibit area   NEW YORK (March 31, 2011) – Officials from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo announced today that after a thorough seven-day search in the zoo’s Reptile House, the missing Egyptian cobra has been found inside the building. Officials made the announcement at a news conference, where they showed a photog...

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When: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 4 p.m. Who:                          Jim Breheny, WCS Senior Vice President for Living Institutions, Director of the Bronx Zoo What:                       News Conference Where:                    Schiff Family Great Hall, Bronx Zoo When:                      Thursday, March 31, 2011, 4 p.m. SPECIAL NOTE TO REPORTERS:  PLEASE ARRIVE BY 3:30 P.M. FOR CHECK IN. ALL MEDIA MUST ENTER AT BRONX ZOO’S RAINEY GATE/FORDHAM ROAD ENTRANCE MEDIA NOTE(S): Me...

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Awestruck researchers add Afghan natural wonder to list of behemoths NEW YORK (March 30, 2011)—Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have stumbled upon a geological colossus in a remote corner of Afghanistan: a natural stone arch spanning more than 200 feet across its base.  Located at the central highlands of Afghanistan, the recently discovered Hazarchishma Natural Bridge is more than 3,000 meters (nearly 10,000 feet) above sea level, making it one of the highest large nat...

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One-time only “insider’s tour” gives visitors a closer look at some of the aquarium’s most amazing animalsSaturday, April 9 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.Register now at: www.nyaquarium.com  Brooklyn, N.Y. – March 29 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is offering some visitors the one-time only opportunity to go behind the scenes to get a deeper look into several of the aquarium’s beautiful animal exhibits.   Education staff will guide visitors through many exciting adventure...

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World premier of BBC Earth’s Planet Earth: Ice Worlds 4D Experience Media Preview Monday April 4, 1:00 p.m. New York – March 29, 2011- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo invites members of the media and their families to a special preview of the new 4-D theater experience from SimEx-Iwerks on Monday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m.   The new attraction featuring the world premier of the original film Planet Earth: Ice Worlds from BBC Earth will open to the public for ...

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Categories: Discover

A WCS census confirms a healthy population of western lowland gorillas in and around Cameroon’s Deng Deng National Park.

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Patience: It’s the Snake’s Game We understand the interest in this story and that everyone wants us to find the missing snake. Right now, it’s the snake’s game. At this point, it’s just like fishing; you put the hook in the water and wait. Our best strategy is patience, allowing her time to come out of hiding. We remain confident that the snake is contained within the Reptile House. When we discovered the snake was missing on Friday, we immediately secured the building and conducted a search of...

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Categories: Strategies, Discover

New Census finds a dense and healthy population of western lowland gorillas ' Deng Deng National Park – plus adjacent logging area – are critical to gorilla survival and need proper protection Region contains world’s northernmost population of western lowland gorillas NEW YORK (March 28, 2011)  – A new census by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released today reveals a dense and healthy population of western l...

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‘Invisible’ barriers within the western Indian Ocean are keeping populations of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins from intermingling. New research advises conservation plans to take environmental conditions such as currents into consideration.

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Participants Include Dr. Daniel Wani, Southern Sudan Undersecretary for Wildlife, Conservation and TourismNational Geographic Channel’s “Great Migrations” Captures the Mass Movement of Southern Sudan’s White-Eared Kob** Speakers are available for media interviews ** Washington, D.C. –– The Wildlife Conservation Society is hosting a briefing event on the economic and environmental future of the newly independent Southern Sudan, featuring a screening of cuts from National Geographic Channe...

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