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Entries for April 2010

Researchers combine data from the sky and the sea to save a dolphin in need.

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Genetics and remote sensing data represent a rare hi-tech combo for marine animals Researchers detect hidden environmental barriers along coastal habitat of the franciscana dolphin NEW YORK—Using DNA samples and images from Earth-orbiting satellites, conservationists from Columbia University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and Fundación AquaMarina, are gathering new insights about the franciscana—a poorly known coast...

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Triplets are the second litter born in a year; previous litter was 32 years agoThe First Day the Cubs Can be Seen: Friday, April 30See the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp4vhO-vcNc Bronx, N.Y. – April 30, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo debuts the new pride of the zoo – three lion cubs.  The triplet African lions are the second litter born at WCS’s Bronx Zoo in a year – after more than three decades. They can be spotted with their mother, S...

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African giant snails are giving local villagers big options when it comes to food and livelihoods, and gorilla poaching is not one of them.

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Special Debut of Two New Babydoll Sheep Help Choose Their Names Saturday and Sunday, May 8 - 9Brooklyn, N.Y., April 28, 2010 – The sheep and alpacas are looking quite fluffy at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo… but not for long.  On Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9 their thick wool coats will be cast off at the zoo’s annual Fleece Festival in order to help these wonderfully wooly animals stay cool all summer long.  It will be a fleece-filled weekend complete wi...

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Wildlife Conservation Society Promotes Snail Farming in Nigeria as an Alternative to Gorilla Poaching Cross River gorillas are critically endangered and only inhabit a small area Snail farming provides food and income for villagers NEW YORK (April 28, 2010) — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is testing a new, innovative approach to prevent Cross River gorilla poaching in Nigeria: snail farming.  This unique initiative will help local people generate income, prov...

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Brown collared lemur and silver leaf langur are the latest zoo-babies to thrill zoo-goers Fifteen year old pop sensation Jasmine Sagginario – winner of Radio Disney’s “N.B.T.”(Next Big Thing) – headlines the biggest “Animal Tales Extravaganza” weekend yet Bronx, N.Y. – April 26, 2010 – As the 13- weekend long Animal Tales Extravaganza continues, the entertainment keeps getting better, and the spring baby-boom at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo continues to “wow”...

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Second Annual “Run for the Wild” 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Presented by Con Edison  The event is over, but it’s not too late to donate to help WCS save tigers: Text “TIGER” to 25383 to make a $10 donation  Chris Bauer of Sea Cliff, N.Y. – First to cross the finish line  Accomplished marathoner Stephanie Hodge helps lead the pack as she joins the fight to help WCS save tigers  Bronx, N.Y. – April 24, 2010 – Today, more than 5,000 people descended on the Wildlife...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by welcoming 60 new citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo.  The new citizens range in age from 77 to three years old and originate from 19 countries, including Belize, China, Ethiopia and Israel.   USCIS New York District Director Andrea Quarantillo administered the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens and John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public ...

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The stars land at WCS’s Bronx Zoo as Radio Disney’s Road Crew and Rocknoceros bring their special brand of children’s music to New York Life’s Main Stage. Bronx, N.Y. – April 22, 2010 – What better way to celebrate Earth Day Weekend than at the Animal Tales Extravaganza at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.  This weekend the zoo welcomes wildlife conservationist and Animal Planet star Jeff Corwin as he reads from his book, Your Backyard is Wild and the Radio Disney Road Crew retur...

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