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Brooklyn, NY – The Prospect Park Zoo's SPARKS (Supporting Parents in Advocacy, Reform, and Knowledge in Science) workshop offers a unique opportunity for parents to help make science accessible for kids through hands-on activities, animal encounters, and other interactive teaching methods. Somewhere between TV time, story time, and bedtime, the Prospect Park Zoo Education Department is offering a very unique parent-child ritual: science-time. With science test scores of U.S. students—partic...
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Keepers Work with the Animals to Strengthen Bonds, Stimulate Natural Instincts and Behaviors, and Facilitate CareDo WCS Bronx Zoo Sea Lions Paint Better Than You?   Bronx, N.Y. (September 30, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo continually improves and develops its Animal Enrichment Program. The newest breakthrough in enrichment activities is painting. “We’re always looking to find unique ways for the animals to exercise their minds, express crea...
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October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1, 2009 Brooklyn, NY — A safe and not (too) scary way to spend October weekends with the family. Join WCS’s New York Aquarium at the Haunted SeaFari Perils of the Deep adventure and a pumpkin-patch-filled arts and crafts center. Activities for this event are free with general admission and run from Noon to 4pm each day. Come down and see all of our sea monsters. Visit the Haunted SeaFari Perils of the Deep. This interactiv...
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Friday, September 25 , 9:30 a.m. WHO: His Excellency Elbegdorj of Mongolia Her Excellency Enkhtsetseg Ochir WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, John Calvelli WCS Assistant Director, Asia Program, Peter Zahler Central Park Zoo Director, Jeff Sailer WHAT:           President of Mongolia tours the Central Park Zoo. The focus will be on new snow leopard exhibit and a short discussion on WCS’ work in Mongolia. WHERE:        Central Park Zoo ...
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Bronx, N.Y. (September 23, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo invites you to spend this Halloween season enjoying a variety of new fun-filled activities that are all part of having a wild wildlife experience including the first ever Haunted Safari Adventure, the weekends of October 10/12, 17/18, 24/25 and 31/1. This year’s Boo at the Zoo weekends are packed with activities and festive fun for all ages. Visitors will enjoy wildlife magic shows, unique, exotically designed pump...
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Loggerhead Shrike Known for Impaling Prey on Thorns Exhibit Draws Attention to WCS Efforts to Save Declining Grassland Birds NEW YORK (September 15, 2009)— The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo welcomes to its collection the loggerhead shrike, a seemingly harmless-looking songbird best known for eating its prey after impaling its captives on thorns and barbed wire.  Also known as the “Butcher Bird...
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New Building Awarded Gold Level LEED Certification*CGC Completes Development of Science Campus at WCS’s Bronx Zoo   BRONX, NEW YORK (September 14, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will formally open the WCS Center for Global Conservation at the Bronx Zoo on Monday, October 5th at 10:00 AM.  The morning’s events will include a tour of the new state-of-the-art facility, which has been awarded the Gold level LEED certification.The WCS Center for Global Conservation was desig...
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Infrastructure from oil drilling, coupled with edible garbage, creates “subsidized housing” for opportunistic predators like foxes and gulls NEW YORK (September 8, 2009) – A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other groups reveals how oil development in the Artic is impacting some bird populations by providing “subsidized housing” to predators, which nest and den around drilling infrastructure and supplement the...
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The Arakan forest turtle is discovered in dense bamboo forest in Myanmar Species previously known only by museum and captive specimens NEW YORK (September 3, 2009) – Known only by museum specimens and a few captive individuals, one of the world’s rarest turtle species – the Arakan forest turtle – has been observed for the first time in the wild by scientists according to a new report by the Wildlife Conservation So...
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Brooklyn, NY, September 2, 2009 - The New York Aquarium is sad to report that Pacific walrus, Akituusaq, died September 1. The walrus died due to complications from pneumonia.During the past few days, Akituusaq had been under special care by Wildlife Conservation Society veterinarians and received round-the-clock attention. Working tirelessly, WCS staff closely monitored his status and provided dedicated medical care."We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved walrus Akituusaq and are pro...
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