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Entries for May 2012

Zoo camps offer options for children ages 2 to 17 years oldRegister now at: www.queenszoo.com Flushing, N.Y. May 31, 2012––The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is offering educational camp programs for children and teens this summer. Registration is now open for the summer 2012 season. Zoo camps offer a variety of animal-themed programs for children ages 2 to 17. Junior nature lovers can choose the program that is the best fit for them—from Toddler Time for younger kids, to a thr...

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Coalition Launches Campaign to Make North American Bison the National Mammal of the United StatesSenator Michael Enzi and Senator Tim Johnson introduce the National Bison Legacy Act Public urged to take action at www.votebison.org BOZEMAN, MT (May 25, 2012)— The Wildlife Conservation Society, Intertribal Buffalo Council, and National Bison Association today announced the launch of a campaign to make the North American bison the national mammal of the United States. The announcement coincides ...

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WCS VP for Species Conservation Liz Bennett details efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade and highlights the urgent need for additional security forces to slow and ultimately reverse the decimation of myriad charismatic species.

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In concert with the introduction of the National Bison Legacy Act in the U.S. Senate, WCS and its partners have launched a campaign to make the American bison our national mammal.

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Researchers who discovered a prehistoric crocodile fossil have named the species Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni, in honor of the late WCS conservationist Dr. John Thorbjarnarson. The enormous horned croc was a relative of the Nile crocodile that lives today.

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More Than 10 Million Sold Since September Debut Stamps May Be Purchased at Post Offices Nationwide and USPS.com Fiscally Responsible Bill Supported by Senate International Conservation Caucus Co-Chairs WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society applauded today’s Senate introduction of a bill to reauthorize the Save Vanishing Species postage stamp.The stamp features an illustration of a tiger cub and supports efforts to save species like elephants, tigers, and great ape...

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First otters born in New York City zoo or aquarium since 1956 Another Spring addition to Prospect Park Zoo’s Discovery Trail View the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMHWNbB7UEg&feature=youtu.be Brooklyn, NY – May 17, 2012 – Attached photos/video: Three North American river otters born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo explore their surroundings in the exhibit on Discovery Trail. The three otters were born in February to Dixie, a 3-year-old female, and Oogie, a 10-year-...

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WCS and partners recommend focusing on carcasses rather than live animals for samples NEW YORK (May 16, 2012)—Response efforts to outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Africa can benefit from a standardized sampling strategy that focuses on the carcasses of gorillas, chimpanzees, and other species known to succumb to the virus, according to a consortium of wildlife health experts. In a recently published study of 14 previous human Ebola outbreaks and the responses of wildlife teams collecting...

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The first satellite tag study for the world’s largest ray, conducted by researchers from WCS, the University of Exeter, and the Mexican government, reveals its habits and hidden journeys.

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A-MAZE-ING Water opens to the public on June 8, 2012 Interactive exhibit will immerse visitors in the world of water conservation Maze includes watershed environments, rivers, lakes, oceans and environmental threats Weekend programming includes art exhibits, hands-on activities and much more A-MAZE-ING Water will feature elements of the New York Seascape, the aquarium’s conservation program that works to preserve local NY waters Exhibit will be open through September 9th Brooklyn, N.Y. – May...

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