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Entries for May 2010

WCS researchers identified rare Nordmann’s greenshanks in Indonesia NEW YORK (May 28, 2010)—For the past several years, health experts with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have caught, banded, and released thousands of wild birds around Southeast Asia in an effort to monitor bird populations for avian influenza viruses. These activities also produce another benefit: new information on rare bird species. In Indonesia, WCS field teams recently gathered new data on the Nordmann’...

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WCS’s Bronx Zoo begins everyday discounts for military personnelU.S. Marine and U.S. Navy Sailor to read from the NY Times Bestseller “Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle” on Saturday, May 29Newly crowned Miss USA® 2010, Rima Fakih, to make special appearance on Sunday, May 30 Bronx, N.Y. – May 26, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is the place to be for Memorial Day weekend as the zoo introduces a year-round discount for members of t...

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Four rescued bear cubs are debuting together at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.Three brown bear cubs, siblings from Baranof Island, Alaska, can be seen now with the two year old grizzly from Glacier National Park in Montana. The four youngsters get along very well and enjoy playing together in the pools and on the rocky outcroppings in their new home.All four bears came to WCS’s Bronx Zoo after being orphaned when their mothers were killed. The cubs would not have been able to sur...

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Categories: North America

New 4-D attraction to open on WCS Bronx Zoo’s Giraffe Lawn on Memorial Day Weekend: Friday, May 28, 2010 Bronx, NY – Friday, May 21, 2010 – Beginning Friday, May 28 – Memorial Day weekend – the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo will present Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure, a new family friendly theatrical film and attraction based on Nickelodeon’s hit animated preschool series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!.  For the first time ever, families can see these popular character...

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Categories: Protect

Lion Cub Names to be Announced in The Daily News and bronxzoo.com on Sunday Thousands Have Placed a Vote Moxie, left, born in November 2008, joins her younger siblings in the African Plains exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.  Still a youngster herself, she enjoys playing with her two little sisters and brother. The new cubs were born in January and introduced to the public in April.  The whole family – now on exhibit for the first time – is getting ...

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Categories: Africa

New Exhibit Open Featuring Nocturnal Animals  Brooklyn, NY – May, 2010. Come meet the night shift at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo – during the day.  A group of nocturnal critters has joined the animals featured in the Amazing Animals section of the zoo – an area that focuses on animal adaptations. Two species of porcupines, African brush tailed and South American prehensile tailed dwell here, each paired with another interesting nocturnal animal. A small group o...

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Categories: Africa, Species

WCS’s Bronx Zoo Also Welcomes Kelly and Chica from The Sunny Side Up Show on Sprout® Special Appearance and Readings for Children by Author Peter Brown, The Curious Garden, and Illustrator Ed Young, Moon Bear Bronx, N.Y. – May 18, 2010 – Barney™ the Dinosaur may not be your typical resident at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, but this weekend he will bring the festivities to life as he entertains the masses from New York Life’s Main Stage on Astor Court at the zoo’s “Animal ...

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Bronx, NY – May 17, 2010 – The Belmont Business Improvement District (BBID), which fosters economic development and cultural tourism for the property owners, merchants, and residents of the famous Belmont area in the Bronx, plans to celebrate the new lion cubs of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The BBID is offering three $100 "Great Taste of Tradition" gift cards in a drawing in connection to the city-wide effort to name the cubs. “We know these lion cubs are the Pride of New York...

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Categories: Lions

A 12-year study off the coast of Kenya deconstructs old notions of how fishery closures affect local economies. Hint: They help them.

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WASHINGTON (May 13, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) for their leadership in introducing new legislation, The American Power Act, which would provide important measures to protect wildlife and wild places while ensuring our U.S. energy independence.WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli issued the following statement: “We praise U.S. Sens. John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman for their leadersh...

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