• Take the Bronx Zoo’s
  • Mother’s Day Quiz and Find Out

NEW YORK – May, 6, 2011 – So what’s all the hoopla about tiger moms? Maybe you are one; maybe you know one. Or perhaps she is more of a sea turtle  mom – hands-off and relaxed. Whatever her maternal style, the mother in your life probably has a match in the animal kingdom. Take the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo’s newly released online Mother’s day quiz and find out at: www.bronxzoo.com

The quiz includes five questions about mothers to see if she belongs to a furry, scaly, or feathery maternity club. After the results are tallied, you can then send an optional e-card telling mom whether she is one of five “animal moms” – ranging from the overprotective golden pheasant to the matriarchal elephant.  Proceeds go to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s mission to save wildlife and wild places.

The quiz also includes facts about the real-life moms of the animal kingdom. The results can be shared on Facebook and Twitter so others can see how the mother in your life ranks in the animal kingdom.

Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild – 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.

Special Note to the Media: If you would like to guide your readers or viewers to a Web link where they can make donations in support of helping save wildlife and wild places, please direct them to wcs.org.