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The 10 Best Animal Photos From WCS's NYC Zoos in 2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is celebrating the New Year with a slideshow of the top 10 zoo and aquarium photos from 2014.
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BOZEMAN (December 12, 2014) – In response to landmark protections of the Rocky Mountain Front and the North Fork of the Flathead River in Montana enacted by today’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, WCS’s North America Program Executive Director Dr. Jodi Hilty stated: “The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) applauds the passage of two provisions to the bill, which will help safeguard two critically important wild lands in Montana and the iconic wildli...
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WCS holiday toy drive continues through December 31 Bronx, N.Y. – Dec. 4, 2014 – Animals at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo will receive treats hidden inside holiday-themed enrichment items each weekend in December during the annual Presents to the Animals. *The schedule at the WCS Prospect Park Zoo is: Weekends in December: Dec. 6/7: dingoes-11 a.m.; Pallas’ cats -2:30 p.m. Dec. 13/14: North American river otters-11 a.m.;...
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The Prospect Park Zoo is home to Franklin the turkey and several females WCS’s Wild View will feature a blog about Franklin on Thanksgiving Day: http://blog.wcs.org/photo Brooklyn, N.Y. – November 25, 2014 -- The wild turkey is native to North America. Historical reports indicate the turkey was first domesticated in Mesoamerica approximately 2,000 years ago. Unlike their domestic cousins, wild turkeys are strong fliers and typically roost in trees at night. The turkeys at...
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For years, beavers have been trapped and shot as varmints in the western U.S. According to WCS’s Jeff Burrell in the New York Times, though, people are starting to realize we need cheap ways to store water or “we’re going to be up a creek, a dry creek.” Beavers (and their dams) can help.It turns out beaver dams aren't easy to replicate, and the benefits they provide are crucial. Due largely to fur trapping, by 1930 there were no more than 100,000 beavers in North America, down from the tens of m...
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On social media, bison fans are posting their #BeardsForBison Senate passed bipartisan resolution to officially commemorate National Bison Day Find a Bison Day event near you at www.votebison.org Washington, D.C. – October 31, 2014 – The Vote Bison Coalition is joining bison-friendly businesses, groups and individuals around the country today to celebrate the third annual National Bison Day on Saturday, November 1. More than 19 events are occurring in at least 15 states to celebrate N...
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Flushing, N.Y. – Oct. 30, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is home to five orphaned coyote pups. All were rescued and rehabilitated in Massachusetts. All born in the spring, four pups are female; one is male. Without their mothers to protect and provide food for them, they would not survive in the wild on their own. “The Queens Zoo educates visitors about animals from North and South America,” said Dr. Scott Silver, Director and Curator of the WCS Queens Zoo. “Coyotes range ...
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Study finds that electrofishing can be used to target non-native species and may be a viable alternative to non-specific fish toxicant treatments of small streams BOZEMAN (October 6, 2014) – A new paper from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Montana State University, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the feasibility of electrofishing to selectively remove invasive trout species from Montana streams as an alternative to using fish toxicants...
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Five-year study by Wildlife Conservation Society identifies dense natural gas field developments, highways, and fencing as threats to one of North America’s last great long-distance mammal migrations New York (September 25, 2014)—One of North America’s last remaining long-distance land migrations, better known as the Path of the Pronghorn, is being threatened by a mosaic of natural gas field development, highway traffic, and fencing in the upper Green River Basin, according to the Wildlife Conse...
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Native groups from U.S. and Canada join to support restoration of bison; renew cultural and spiritual ties BOZEMAN, MT (September 24, 2014) – Yesterday afternoon, dignitaries from U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations signed a treaty—the first among them in more than 150 years—to establish intertribal alliances for cooperation in the restoration of American buffalo (or bison) on Tribal/First Nations Reserves or co-managed lands within the U.S. and Canada. This historic signing of the “Norther...
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