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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Announces One-of-a-Kind Gift Zoo houses thousands hissing cockroaches in its Madagascar exhibit   NEW YORK (February 9, 2011) – Forget diamonds, roses, or chocolates.  The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo announced today a light-hearted, one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift: naming one of the zoo’s famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches after a loved one, sweetheart, mother...
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3rd Annual 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.orgJanuary registrants receive $5 early-bird discountSaturday, April 30, 2011 Bronx, N.Y. – January 13, 2011 – Calling all runners, walkers, and athletic hopefuls – it’s time to lace-up your running shoes to prepare for New York City’s wildest race: The Wildlife Conservation Society’s third annual Run for the Wild at WCS’s Bronx Zoo.  This year’s 5k-run/walk takes place on Sat...
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Family Overnights return after another sold-out year Zoo camps offer options for children ages 5–17 years old Register here: http://www.bronxzoo.com/classes-and-programs.aspx Bronx, N.Y. – January 12, 2011 –The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is now accepting summer camp registrations for the 2011 season. Zoo camps offer a variety of animal-themed programs for children ages 5 to 17.  Young ...
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Wild adventures continue as fall/winter hours go into effect   New York, N.Y.- Oct. 24, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s wildlife parks – Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium – have announced that fall/winter hours will go into effect starting Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Each of the five WCS wildlife parks will now be open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily.   Although the days are shorter, there is still plenty to see at ...
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WCS launches the New York Seascape Initiative to conserve the Atlantic's marine life and habitats from Montauk, Long Island to Cape May, New Jersey.
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Sharks and skates, horseshoe crabs, river herring, sea turtles, whales, and other threatened species will be focus of programMore than 20 million people live locally within 10 miles of the Atlantic, which sparks more than $14.3 billion in economic activities in New York State aloneConservation initiative is part of major transformation of historic aquarium Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium announced today the launch of the New Yo...
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Visitors get “passports” stamped at five zoo exhibits that represent global locations where WCS works to save wildlife and wild placesThe weekend of August 14-15: Celebrate the cultures of South America with entertainment and activities courtesy of El Museo del BarrioRedeem passport coupons for deals at participating stores, museums, and restaurants throughout New York Total Experience Tickets to the Bronx Zoo are available at www.bronxzoo.com for 20 percent off through the end of August ...
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Visitors get “passports” stamped at five zoo exhibits that represent global locations where WCS works to save wildlife and wild places The weekends of July 31 – August 1 and August 7 –8: Celebrate the cultures of Africa with entertainment and activities courtesy of the Museum of African Art Redeem passport coupons for deals at participating stores, museums, and restaurants throughout New York New York – July 29, 2010 – This weekend at ...
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WCS's Bronx Zoo Offers New Yorkers a Break from the Heat with Climate-Controlled Exhibits, Shaded Pathways, and a Great Ticket Discount Throughout August New York – July 28, 2010 – Temperatures have reached 90 degrees or higher 16 times in July, and New Yorkers are opting to stay indoors rather than taking advantage of the city’s most popular outdoor attractions.     The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo can offer New Yorkers a break from the heat with its ...
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Predatory trickery documented for the first time in wild felids in Americas NEW YORK (July 7, 2010)—In a fascinating example of vocal mimicry, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and UFAM (Federal University of Amazonas) have documented a wild cat species imitating the call of its intended victim: a small, squirrel-sized monkey known as a pied tamarin. This is the first recorded instance of a wild cat species in the Americas mimicking the calls of its prey. The extraordina...
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