New York – Dec. 30, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is celebrating the New Year with a slideshow of the top 10 zoo and aquarium photos from 2014.

Each photo was taken by WCS Staff Photographer Julie Larsen Maher at the five wildlife parks in New York – Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and the New York Aquarium.

Click the link below for high resolution shots of New York City’s animal residents.

All photo credits: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Included photos:
#2480: Snow leopard and cubs; WCS’s Bronx Zoo; 7/24/14
#7518: Turkmenian flare-horned markhor herd; WCS’s Bronx Zoo; 7/1/14
#9531: Roosevelt elk and calf; WCS’s Queens Zoo; 7/9/14
#0456: Western lowland gorilla baby; WCS’s Bronx Zoo; 7/11/14
#1685: Komodo dragon; WCS’s Bronx Zoo; 5/19/14
#2647: Harbor seals; WCS’s Central Park Zoo; 12/11/14
#4313: Coyotes; WCS’s Queens Zoo; 10/6/14
#6534: Sea otter and crowd; WCS’s New York Aquarium; 8/6/14
#9596: North American river otters; WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo; 5/8/14
#9195: Southern pudu fawn; WCS’s Queens Zoo; 5/1/14

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Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. VISION: WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in more than 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit:;; Follow: @thewcs.