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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society Annual Boo at the Zoo and Ascarium Celebrations at the WCS Zoos and Aquarium New York – Rebecca, a Hamadryas baboon, carries her son Azizi on her back while she holds a piece of pumpkin.  Animals get treats too at Boo at the Zoo at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo – the spooky Halloween celebration includes haunted attractions, a costume parade, face painting, music, magic, and Halloween themed enrichme...
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Flushing, N.Y. – Oct. 7, 2010- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is looking for a few animal lovers to join its team of volunteers.  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 wildlife-themed activities. WCS’s Queens Zoo volunteers will take part in: Teaching visitors about animals and exhibit...
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Both facilities are part of the C.V. Starr Science Campus at the Bronx Zoo. Bronx, NY – Oct. 6, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo today celebrated the groundbreaking of the LaMattina Wildlife Ambassador Center and a Special Care Unit of the Global Center for Wildlife Health – two facilities that will help WCS continue its long tradition of connecting people to nature and ensuring exemplary care for animals. The LaMattina Wildlife Ambassa...
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Groundbreaking for The LaMattina Wildlife Ambassador Center and the Special Care Unit of the Global Center for Wildlife Health Both facilities are part of the C.V. Starr Science Campus at the Bronx Zoo Wednesday, October 6th, 10 a.m ., Media Arrival: 9:30 a.m. Bronx, NY – Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo...
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Photo confirms second beaver living in the Bronx River near the WCS’s Bronx Zoo Bronx, NY – Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 – The community has voted and the second newly discovered beaver in the Bronx River has a name – Justin Beaver. Last week, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced the discovery of a second beaver living in the Bronx River and decided to let the community vote on a name. As it t...
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Study finds higher temperatures and higher precipitation levels mean greater harm caused by parasites to developing chicks NEW YORK (September 28, 2010)—A Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study on nesting birds in Argentina finds that increasing temperatures and rainfall—both side effects of climate change in some parts of the world—could be bad for birds of South America, but great for some of their parasites which thrive in warmer and wetter conditions. The study, which looked at nest...
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Edith McBean and Dr. G. Carleton Ray will be honored for their conservation effortsDistinguished conservationist George Schaller among attendees Brooklyn, N.Y. – Sept. 22, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society will hold the annual Dinner by the Sea benefit at WCS’s New York Aquarium today, Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s honorees are Vice Chair of the WCS Board of Trustees, Edith McBean, who will receive the Distinguished Leadership in Conservation Award, and Dr. G. Ca...
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Photo confirms second beaver living in the Bronx River near the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx ZooState mammal of New York State is making a comeback in New York City – locally extinct since colonial timesWCS and The Bronx River Alliance have been working to restore the river since 2001 with funds secured by U.S. Rep José E. Serrano Visit www.BronxZoo.com to help give the new beaver a name Bronx, NY – Sept. 17, 2010 – New York City’s known beaver population doubled sinc...
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MEDIA ADVISORY SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Actor Edward Norton and UN Delegates to attend Central Park Zoo event In advance of United Nations Special Meeting Who: Dr. Steven Sanderson, President & CEO, Wildlife Conservation Society;Edward Norton, Actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity;Ahmed Djoghlaf, Secretary, Convention on Biological DiversityDr. Eric Chivian, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harv...
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Only 42 source sites scattered over Asia represent last hope for world’s biggest catsAn additional $35 million in global conservation efforts would enable tigers to bounce backWildlife Conservation Society, IUCN, Global Environment Facility, Panthera, World Bank, and others co-authored peer-reviewed study NEW YORK— A new peer-reviewed paper by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups reveals an ominous finding: most of the world’s last remaining tigers—long decimated by...
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