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A Great Winter Adventure: WCS’s Queens Zoo
New York – Feb. 2, 2015 – WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo has become a winter wonderland having received several inches of snow in the past week. These five photos highlight a few animals enjoying the week’s weather.   All photo credits: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS Included photos: #8916: Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus): The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States. Once on the brink of extinction, the species has made a tr...
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Are Human Behaviors Affecting Bird Communities in Residential Areas?
Veery - These “area sensitive” species tend to fare better in large, contiguous habitat blocks. In a recent study, they were found to demonstrate a similar negative response to exurban development in the Adirondacks and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, despite the different geographies of the two study regions.
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WCS Releases Top Ten Camera Trap Pics from 2014
WCS released today ten favorite camera trap images of 2014 taken by its scientists from around the world.
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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: 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 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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