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These three African lion cubs at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo need names. Go to bronxzoo.com and help give them their identity. Here, the cubs playfully run around with each other, as mom, Sukari, and dad, M’wasi, closely watch. Born in January, these adorable cubs love exploring their African Plains exhibit. A recent study showed there are less than 29,000 lions left in Africa; most of these are living in protected areas and reserves.  WCS conservation field staff is on the gro...
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WCS conducts the first landscape-wide survey of how land-use affects chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest elephants.
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Study looked at protected areas and logging concessions in Republic of CongoResults show importance of parks and anti-poaching efforts   NEW YORK (May 6, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced the results of the first-ever evaluation of a large, “landscape-wide” conservation approach to protect globally important populations of elephants and great apes. The study looked at wildlife populations in northern Republic of Congo over a mosaic of land-use types, including a nati...
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Triplets are the second litter born in a year; previous litter was 32 years agoThe First Day the Cubs Can be Seen: Friday, April 30See the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp4vhO-vcNc Bronx, N.Y. – April 30, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo debuts the new pride of the zoo – three lion cubs.  The triplet African lions are the second litter born at WCS’s Bronx Zoo in a year – after more than three decades. They can be spotted with their mother, S...
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African giant snails are giving local villagers big options when it comes to food and livelihoods, and gorilla poaching is not one of them.
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Wildlife Conservation Society Promotes Snail Farming in Nigeria as an Alternative to Gorilla Poaching Cross River gorillas are critically endangered and only inhabit a small area Snail farming provides food and income for villagers NEW YORK (April 28, 2010) — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is testing a new, innovative approach to prevent Cross River gorilla poaching in Nigeria: snail farming.  This unique initiative will help local people generate income, prov...
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Brown collared lemur and silver leaf langur are the latest zoo-babies to thrill zoo-goers Fifteen year old pop sensation Jasmine Sagginario – winner of Radio Disney’s “N.B.T.”(Next Big Thing) – headlines the biggest “Animal Tales Extravaganza” weekend yet Bronx, N.Y. – April 26, 2010 – As the 13- weekend long Animal Tales Extravaganza continues, the entertainment keeps getting better, and the spring baby-boom at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo continues to “wow”...
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Second Annual “Run for the Wild” 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Presented by Con EdisonCourse takes runners from continent-to-continent past some of the world’s most exotic and endangered species – without leaving New YorkThis year’s “Run for the Wild” is dedicated to helping save tigers in the wildRegistration is now open at www.wcsrunforthewild.orgEvent Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010 Bronx, N.Y. – April 19, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) i...
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WCS Bronx Zoo Education Department opens registration for activities and unique animal experiencesVisit http://bronxzoo.com/classes-and-programs.aspx to registerBronx, N.Y. – April X, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservations Society’s Bronx Zoo always offers zoo-goers an enchanting wildlife experience. For those kids that are serious about animals and want the opportunity to supercharge their zoo-going experience, WCS’s Bronx Zoo is bringing back its popular family and summer camp programs. Kids can le...
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From green-eyed frogs to Cuban crocodiles, a list of critically endangered species facing a range of threats, which could lead to their ultimate disappearance   List is featured in new book: State of the Wild NEW YORK (April 7, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society released a list of critically endangered species dubbed the “Rarest of the Rare” – a group of animals most in danger of extinction, ranging from Cuban crocodiles to white-headed langurs in Vietnam. The list of a dozen animals...
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