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Entries for August 2012

Bronx native spends some time with some other famous Bronx residents Bronx, NY – Aug. 31, 2012 – Attached Photo: Olympic gymnast John Orozco visits with animals at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo upon returning from London to his home in the Bronx. Pictured is John Orozco with a sloth practicing a few moves on a the zoo's version of a high bar. To show gratitude to John representing his country and his community on the world stage, the Bronx Zoo treated the Olympian to a speci...

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Program will establish breeding herd of genetically pure bison for future restoration projects and U.S. zoosSuccess is result of collaboration between Colorado State University, USDA-APHIS, the American Prairie Reserve, and the Wildlife Conservation SocietyBronx Zoo’s bison legacy continues after more than 100 yearsB-roll video for download available here.Audio slideshow available here.Support legislation to make bison the national mammal at: www.votebison.org Bronx, NY – Aug. 30, 2012 – The Wil...

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Since its inception, WCS has worked to save the American bison from extinction, and the Bronx Zoo grounds have housed bison for over one hundred years. Today, new conservation efforts focus on genetic purity in this iconic mammal. Listen and learn as Dr. Pat Thomas, Associate Director of the Bronx Zoo, discusses the birth of the first genetically pure American bison calf produced by embryo transfer.

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Categories: Bison

Patagonian cashmere has gone “green” with a new certification by the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network. The business venture supports the local economy while respecting this magnificent yet fragile landscape.

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Brooklyn, N.Y. – Aug. 28, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium presented Darya Inyutkina – the winner of the annual George D. Ruggieri Scholarship – with a check for $5,000 to put toward college expenses. Pictured left to right: Ed Wilensky, Principal of the Rachel Carson High School; Darya Inyutkina, scholarship winner; Jon Forrest Dohlin, WCS Vice President and Director of the New York Aquarium; Dr. Chanda Bennett, Education Manager at the New York Aquarium. Darya is ...

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WCS applauds efforts of Patagonian partners in sustainability NEW YORK (August 27, 2012)—It’s official: Patagonian “green” cashmere has been certified as “Wildlife Friendly,” according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, supporter of a group of eco-minded cashmere producers living in Argentina’s Patagonian Steppe region. The new certification—granted by the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network—represents a victory for the Grupo Costa del Rio Colorado, a cooperative that works to minimiz...

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Size often matters in the animal kingdom, with larger animals faring better than their compact counterparts. But a recent WCS study suggests that for a juvenile moose, mother’s presence—not body mass—is key to survival.

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Categories: Protect

WCS and the New York Botanical Garden have launched a digital collection of historic postcards. With images ranging from a 1959 shot of Komodo dragons to a 1916 card of iconic buildings at the Botanical Garden, the “Bronx Park Postcard Collection” tells our shared histories.

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Categories: Inspire

More than 400 new historical postcards published on new Wildlife Conservation Society and New York Botanical Garden website http://ielc.libguides.com/bronxparkpostcards Project funded by a digitization grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)NEW YORK (August 23, 2012)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) announced today a collection of hundreds of historical postcards that showcase everything from interesting archi...

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Categories: Inspire

View the video on Youtube Bronx, NY – Aug. 22, 2012 –Two male southern white rhinoceroses are making their debut at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. The two rhinos are three-and-a-half-year-old brothers and weigh about 4000 pounds. They are not fully grown and could weigh over 7,000 pounds as adult bulls. They each consume about 50 pounds of hay and herbivore pellets a day. They were brought to the Bronx Zoo from The Wilds (Cumberland, Ohio) where they were...

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