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September 23, 2009
Media Alert: President Tsakhiggiin Elbegdorj of Mongolia Visits WCS's Central Park Zoo
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 ...
September 23, 2009
Annual Boo at the Zoo “Spooktacular” Returns to WCS’s Bronx Zoo
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...
September 15, 2009
WCS’s Bronx Zoo Exhibits "Butcher Bird"
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...
September 14, 2009
Media Advisory: WCS's Center for Global Conservation Opens October 5th
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...
September 08, 2009
WCS-Led Study Says Some Arctic Nesting Bird Species Declining Near Oil Development
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...
September 03, 2009
Scientists See Rare Turtle for the First Time in the Wild
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...
September 02, 2009
WCS's New York Aquarium Sadly Reports Death of Pacific Walrus, Akituusaq
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...
August 18, 2009
Queens Zoo Puts a New Spin on Being Green
Zoo Partners with Local Bike Business to Help Save the Environment Flushing, N.Y. (August 18, 2009) - The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is continuing its commitment to protecting the environment – this time through pedal power. The zoo has replaced electric-powered golf carts with heavy-duty, human-powered tricycles to transport equipment and animal food and supplies throughout the 11-acre facility. This eco-friendly move is environmentally and financially sound. The cost of ma...
August 14, 2009
The Bronx Zoo's “Play Week” Keeps Summer’s End at Bay
New York, N.Y. – WCS's Bronx Zoo partners with Bank of America and Fisher-Price® to bring a fun-filled week of games and challenges for visitors of all ages, August 17-23.Fisher-Price®, a proud partner, of the Wildlife Conservation Society has created the zoo’s very own toyland. The super-sized Fisher-Price® play area is filled with cool new toys like the Handy Manny™ Manny's Repair Shop, Imaginext® Dragon World Fortress™, and the Precious Places™ Swan Palace. Guests will pedal and play with...
August 11, 2009
This Fall Bronx Zoo Debuts Nature's Air Show
This Fall: Raptors are Happening at the Zoo New York, N.Y. - The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is debuting a brand new educational Birds of Prey flying show, September 12/13, 19/20, and 26/27.Eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures will be a part of the presentation during this special three-weekend event in the Bronx Zoo's Astor Court.Following the show, there will be an up-close viewing of these raptors of the wild. Presenters will be on hand to chat with visitors a...
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