Species saved from extinction through captive breeding programs

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Bronx, NY – June 1, 2011 – Attached photo: The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo recently welcomed a new Przewalski's horse foal.  Born in May, the new horse can be seen with the rest of the herd in the Wild Asia exhibit from the zoo’s monorail. Przewalski's horses, which are also known as Mongolian wild horses, were once extinct in the wild. Small populations of zoo-bred animals were reintroduced in China in 1989 and in Mongolia starting in 1992. The Przewalski's horse has never been domesticated.

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS
Video Credit: Luke Groskin © WCS

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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.

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