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WCS Praises Thailand for Destroying Illegal Ivory
August 26, 2015 – The Following statement is from Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO and a member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking:
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North American Porcupine Born at WCS’s Bronx Zoo

Bronx, NY – Aug. 26, 2015 – Attached photos: A baby North American porcupine was born at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo and is on exhibit with its family in the newly renovated Children’s Zoo. The young male porcupine was born on July 28 to mother, Alice, and father, Patrick.  This is the pair’s third offspring.

 

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Biodiversity Expedition in Madidi National Park Discovers New Frog Species
NEW YORK - August 20, 2015  WCS reports that the groundbreaking Bolivian scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi, has discovered a new species of big-headed or robber frog (Oreobates sp. nov.) from the Craugastoridae family in Madidi National Park.
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Lesser Adjutant Storks At WCS’s Bronx Zoo Foster Abandoned Egg and Raise Chick As Their Own
Bronx, NY – Aug. 13, 2015 – A pair of lesser adjutant storks (Leptoptilos javanicus) at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo have successfully hatched two chicks – one of which was from an egg produced by another adult pair. The surrogate parents are caring for both chicks as if they were their own.
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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Stacy Jupiter Honored With Early Career Conservation Award by The Society for Conservation Biology
New York - August 11, 2015 - The Society for Conservation Biology has honored Dr. Stacy Jupiter—Melanesia Program Director for WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)— with its Early Career Conservation Award. The award celebrates the achievements of conservationists that have been out of school for ten years or less.
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WCS's Prospect Park Zoo Welcomes Mini Zebu Calf
New York – Aug. 11, 2015 – A miniature zebu calf (Bos Taurus indicus) was born at the WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo.
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WCS is Awarded $40k Grant  by National Endowment for the Humanities  for Planning of New Archive Space
Bronx, NY – Aug. 10, 2015 – The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has been awarded a $40,000 planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant program to develop the WCS Archives Conceptual Preservation Design Plan. Founded upon preservation strategies that balance effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact, the Conceptual Preservation Design Plan will serve as a crucial first step in WCS’s development of a new space to preserve its unique historical collections.
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WCS's Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo Accepting Registration for 2015-2016 Fall-Winter Programs
New York - Aug. 6, 2015 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s  Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, andQueens Zoo have opened registration for family and youth programs for the 2015-2016 fall/winter season.  
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WCS Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Tiny Juliana Pigs
Brooklyn, N.Y. - Aug. 6, 2015 –Three Juliana pigs (Sus domesticus) are making their public debut at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo.
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Aug. 4 - WCS Queens Zoo Debuts Roosevelt Elk Calf
Flushing, N.Y. – Aug. 4, 2015 – A Roosevelt elk calf (Cervus canadensis roosevelti)born at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo has joined the rest of the herd in the zoo’s woodland habitat. 
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