New York – Jan. 9, 2015 – WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo received .7 inches of snow today, and earlier this week on Tuesday it received 1 inch. These five photos highlight a few animals enjoying the season’s first snowfall.

All photo credits: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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Included photos:

#4126: Western red panda (Ailurus fulgens): An arboreal mammal native to the Himalayan Mountains and parts of China.
#4209: Snow leopards (Panthera uncial): Born earlier this year, these two cubs are ambassadors for their endangered cousins in the mountains of central Asia  
#3959: Ruddy-headed geese (Chloephaga rubidiceps): A new species of South American waterfowl at the zoo’s Seabird Aviary  
#4330: Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica): WCS has conservation programs in the Russian Far East helping to conserve the largest cat species in the world.
#4459: Snow leopards (Panthera uncia): The Bronx Zoo was the first zoo in America to exhibit these beautiful cats and the zoo’s breeding program is one of the country’s most successful, having produced more than 70 cubs.


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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 5:30 p.m. weekends from April to October; 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m November to March. Adult admission is $16.95, children (3-12 years old) $12.95, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14.95. Parking is $15 for cars and $18 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 or call 718-367-1010. Follow @TheBronxZoo.

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.