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May 12, 2010
Photo: New partridges at the WCS Central Park Zoo
Three adorable crested-wood partridge chicks hatched recently at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo. Zookeepers say the young birds have adjusted very well to their home in the zoo’s Tropic Zone and are still being tended to by their parents. The zoo now boasts a total of five crested-wood partridges. This forest-dwelling avian species is native to regions of Southeastern Asia. The zoo’s Tropic Zone is a magnificent rain forest habitat where zoo-goers can encounter a variety...
April 26, 2010
BABY BOOM Two More Babies Make Their Debut As “Animal Tales Extravaganza” Continues at WCS’s Bronx Zoo
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”...
April 24, 2010
More Than 5,000 People Dash Through WCS's Bronx Zoo at 2nd Annual “Run for the Wild”
Second Annual “Run for the Wild” 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Presented by Con Edison The event is over, but it’s not too late to donate to help WCS save tigers: Text “TIGER” to 25383 to make a $10 donation Chris Bauer of Sea Cliff, N.Y. – First to cross the finish line Accomplished marathoner Stephanie Hodge helps lead the pack as she joins the fight to help WCS save tigers Bronx, N.Y. – April 24, 2010 – Today, more than 5,000 people descended on the Wildlife...
April 22, 2010
Animal Planet Star, Jeff Corwin Headlines Earth Day Weekend Activities at WCS's “Animal Tales Extravaganza”
The stars land at WCS’s Bronx Zoo as Radio Disney’s Road Crew and Rocknoceros bring their special brand of children’s music to New York Life’s Main Stage. Bronx, N.Y. – April 22, 2010 – What better way to celebrate Earth Day Weekend than at the Animal Tales Extravaganza at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. This weekend the zoo welcomes wildlife conservationist and Animal Planet star Jeff Corwin as he reads from his book, Your Backyard is Wild and the Radio Disney Road Crew retur...
April 19, 2010
WCS's “Run for the Wild” Takes Runners Around the World in Only Five Kilometers
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...
April 15, 2010
Critical Record of Afghanistan’s Natural Heritage Blooms Again
NEW YORK (April 15, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced the restoration of Kabul University’s herbarium—a once-threatened collection of nearly 25,000 preserved plant specimens—in a multi-partner effort that will vastly improve Afghan research capacity and inform decision-making regarding the future management and protection of Afghanistan’s environment. The herbarium restoration was organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) PEACE project—a consortium l...
April 14, 2010
“Animal Tales Extravaganza” Welcomes Michael Ian Black and Gigi® and the Lend Me a Hand Band®
Learn to make a pop-up-book at home, meet favorite children’s book authors, dance to live music, and run through the pages of real larger-than-life books Radio Disney Road Crew returns for encore performance on New York Life’s Main Stage Bronx, N.Y. – April 14, 2010 – Kids are raving about Animal Tales Extravaganza at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, and this weekend promises to be one of the best. Popular actor/comedian Michael Ian Black will entertain families with his lates...
April 08, 2010
Media Advisory: Osborn Memorial Lecture Highlights “Wildlife Conservation and Human Health” Connections
Wednesday, April 14, 1-5 p.m. New York (April 8, 2010)—The linkages between wildlife, natural resources, and the well-being of human populations are the focus of “Wildlife Conservation and Human Health,” a half-day symposium and part of the ongoing Fairfield Osborn Memorial Lecture series. The lecture is free to the public. When: Wednesday, April 14, 2010. 1-5 p.m. Reception: 5-6 p.m. Where: Rockefeller University Caspary Auditorium York Avenue at 66th Street New York City...
April 08, 2010
Babirusa after a Mud Bath at WCS’s Bronx Zoo
Sibu, a male babirusa at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, spends a warm spring day in his exhibit at Zoo Center after taking a refreshing mud bath. These pigs live in tropical rainforests on only a few Indonesian Islands. Only male babirusas have long, backward curving upper tusks, but both sexes have lower tusks. Visitors to WCS’s Bronx Zoo can see Sibu on exhibit all summer, and more babirusas can be seen by taking the Wild Asia monorail which opens for the season on Saturday, Ma...
April 07, 2010
Spring and Summer Programs for Families and Kids Return WCS’s Bronx Zoo: Overnight Safaris and Summer Camps
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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