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Entries for May 2014

Giraffe calf joins herd in Bronx Zoo’s African PlainsB-roll Download:Bronx Zoo Baby Giraffe May 2014 b-roll.movBronx, NY – May 29, 2014 – A male Baringo giraffe calf is one of the newest animals at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.The young giraffe was born during the winter and lives in the zoo’s African Plains exhibit. The giraffe’s mother is Margaret Sukari, and the father is James Michael. The Bronx Zoo names all of its giraffes in memory of Mr. and Mrs. James Carter, benefact...

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Donations to Adirondack Gives will be matched at a 2 for 1 ratio Less than a month left to raise money (SARANAC LAKE, May 29, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Program—working to conserve wildlife and wild places in the Adirondacks since 1995—is asking for donations to help raise the money to purchase a much-needed field vehicle to conduct its science-based field research. Donations can be made at Adirondack Gives by following this link (https://adirondackgives.org/campaig...

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While the news about elephants has not been hopeful, there are bright spots in Africa and Asia, writes WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper. In three national parks in the Republic of Congo, for instance, poaching has been prevented and elephant numbers have remained steady for almost a decade.

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Rare twins among the new addition to Madagascar! exhibitBronx, NY – May 28, 2014 – Three brown collared lemur babies (Eulemur collaris) are on exhibit in Madagascar! at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.The births include a rare set of twins born to mother Vera and father Antoine on April 1. The single baby was born to mother Jakara and father Gerard on April 6. All three infants like to nestle in their mothers’ fur. They live in the Spiny Forest exhibit in Madagascar! along with ...

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Flushing, N.Y. – May 27, 2014 – A young, one year old North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) born at the Bronx Zoo rests on a tree branch at it’s new home in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo. Porcupines are known for their sharp quills that cover the majority of their bodies. Although a porcupine will first try to flee or climb its way out of danger, it will use its quills if cornered. A common misconception is that porcupines throw their quills. Instead, they raise the qui...

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Follow @TheWCS and @JimBreheny to see cool turtle picsNew York (May 23, 2014)—The Wildlife Conservation Society, including its flagship Bronx Zoo, is celebrating World Turtle Day with its continued commitment to saving this increasingly threatened group of animals. “The Wildlife Conservation Society makes turtle conservation a priority every day of the year,” said Jim Breheny, WCS Executive Vice President and Bronx Zoo Director. “It’s on World Turtle Day that we make the added effort to increase...

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Komodo dragons make first return to the Bronx since the 1950s Exhibit also features rock monitors, tree monitors, and water monitors Carefully replicated habitats demonstrate diverse landscapes where lizards live B-Roll Download:Bronx Zoo Komodo Dragons b-roll.mov YouTubeVideo:http://youtu.be/jcKpcIl5YyQvBronx, NY – May 23, 2014 – Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of the WCS Bronx Zoo’s newest habitat, “Amazing Monitors,” which features Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) – the world’s lar...

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On an arctic island 250 miles from the nearest Siberian village, US and Russian scientists are collaborating on wildlife research. Their work proves: Conservation transcends geopolitics.

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Categories: Species, Issues

Tiny “chipi chipi” fish congregate in the millions in Beni River WCS recommends protection of Amazon headwaters wonder New York (May 22, 2014)—Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bolivia Program have announced the documentation of a natural phenomenon new to science: the mass migration of a small obscure fish known locally as the “chipi chipi.” The announcement of the newly documented migration coincides with World Fish Migration Day 2014 (May 24th), a one-day global ini...

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WCS will partner with the Bauchi State Government in Nigeria to manage the conservation of Yankari Game Reserve and its roughly 350 elephants.

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