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Second Annual “Run for the Wild” 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, Presented by Con EdisonTop individual and team fundraisers can win VIP animal encountersAll participants invited to meet-and-greet with former Pro Bowl running back, Tiki BarberGet a photo with the New York Yankee’s 2009 World Series trophy Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.org Event Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010 Bronx, N.Y. – March 23, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s second annu...
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Flushing, N.Y. – March 10, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is looking for a few animal lovers to join its volunteer team. Becoming a volunteer with the zoo’s education department means teaching schoolchildren and zoo visitors about animals by giving guided tours, assisting with special programs and events, and participating in many other exciting and educational wildlife-themed activities. Some exciting activities Queens Zoo volunteers will take part in include: Teach...
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Con Edison Presents the 2nd Annual 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Former Pro Bowl running back, Tiki Barber, returns as the Run for the Wild's official starter Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.org April 24, 2010 - Race Day Bronx, N.Y. – March 4, 2010 – Calling all runners and ath...
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"Naked" Cruise tests participants' ability to bear it all New York, NY – February 27, 2010 – The second annual "Naked" Polar Bear Cruise took place Saturday, February 27. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club and Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises invited participants to test how long they could withstand the chilly February temperatures in their bathing suits to raise money for the Wildlife Conservation Society. “The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is proud to partner with Circle Line Sightseein...
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Video: “Parrots Make Bad Secretaries: Save New York Jobs”When you hurt our state’s zoos, botanical gardens and aquariums, you hurt New York State’s communities and familiesAnyone remember Wednesday, the Porcupine? New York – February 17, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a home-made video to inspire New Yorkers to send a message to Albany to reject Governor Paterson’s proposal to cut by nearly 50 percent the funding for New York State’s 80 zoos, botanical...
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John was a world-renowned expert on crocodiles, alligators, anacondas, turtles and other species of reptiles and worked tirelessly throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia to ensure their protection and conservation.
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Savings Tigers Now: A Prognosis for Tigers in Eight Priority Landscapes Report Issued as World Celebrates "Year of the Tiger" For more than 1.5 million years, tigers have roamed the earth. They could be extinct in our lifetime. NEW YORK (February 17, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a “report card” today for wild tigers in Asia revealing how these iconic big ca...
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New York, NY– This spring, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo offers fascinating hands-on education programs that give kids a unique chance to learn about the wonderful world of animals. The programs take children behind the scenes and allow them to directly utilize their senses, whether they watch a snow leopard pounce within her exhibit or even prepare delicious treats for many of the zoo’s residents. For those extra enthusiastic animal lovers, there’s even a unique summer...
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Albany’s Proposed State Budget Cuts of Almost 50 PercentCould Severely Impact New York State’s Jobs, Merchants, Communities and StudentsZBGA Institutions Bring Jobs and a Tremendous Amount of Stimulus to New York State’s Economy with 12 Million Visitors AnnuallyGo to www.wcs.org to Sign the Petition! New York, NY – February 9, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced the launch of a petition drive and letter-writing campaign against the devastating cuts to the state b...
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2010 Brings Back Summer Camp for Kids Flushing, N.Y., January 26 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo has announced it will be bringing back its educational summer camp for kids this year. Although it’s been several years since the zoo held this exciting summer-time program, it’s now back in full-swing and will teach children about the world of wildlife through games, crafts and a variety of hands-on activities. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate. Younger children wil...
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