Op-Eds & Blogs
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
September 02, 2009
Tiny Pump Helps Big Cats Heal
WCS veterinarians based at the Bronx Zoo find a way to help leopards, tigers, and other tough patients recover faster after surgery.
September 01, 2009
Tiny Pump Means Pain Relief for Big Cats
WCS vets modify implant to give non-invasive pain relief to big cats after surgery NEW YORK (September 1, 2009)—Veterinarians from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and the University of Tennessee have found a solution to the challenge of providing effective pain relief to some of their most difficult patients: big cats.The answer: a surgically implanted, capsule-sized pump that provides continuous pain relief while the animal recovers from surgery, according to a new study a...
August 18, 2009
WCS Songbird Study Aids New Federal Guidelines for Safeguarding Waterways
Natural Resource Conservation Service will use WCS songbird monitoring technique for stream assessments on private lands Millions of miles of streams in U.S. could benefit NEW YORK (August 18, 2009) – The results of a Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study that rapidly measures stream habitat have been adopted by a government agency working with private landowners to restore waterways throughout the U.S. The results of the study, which assess the relationship between streamside...
August 05, 2009
Laughing at the Bronx Zoo: WCS Opens Hyena Exhibit
Hyenas to join lions, gazelles and other wildlifeon Zoo’s famous African Plains exhibit ...
July 08, 2009
Get up Close and Personal with California Sea Lions at the New York Aquarium
Exciting New Sea Lion Encounter Program Brooklyn, NY – Imagine getting kissed and hugged by a California sea lion! Well that’s now possible in a new program that the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium has just begun. Go behind the scenes with our keepers and learn animal training techniques, help out in the kitchen and get a sea lion kiss. Your adventure begins with a 20-minute informational session. Here you will learn about the natural history of sea lions and the threats the...
June 24, 2009
Congo Gorilla Forest Celebrates 10 Years and $10.6 Million Raised for Central African Parks
Exhibit Turns 7 Million Visitors into Conservationists The Bronx Zoo Congo Gorilla Forest Exhibit Showcases How Zoo and Global Conservation Field Work Can Make a Difference Together Come Celebrate with the Gorillas: Educational and Fun Activities Scheduled in June and July Bronx, NY – June 24, 2009 – WCS announced today that the Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, has raised more than $10.6 million which has gone directly to fund the c...
June 24, 2009
WCS Says Wildlife Faces Cancer Threat
High cancer levels in wildlife should concern humansNew York (June 24, 2009)—While cancer touches the lives of many humans, it is also a major threat to wild animal populations as well, according to a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).A newly published paper in the July edition of Nature Reviews Cancer compiles information on cancer in wildlife populations and suggests that cancer poses a conservation threat to certain species. The WCS authors highlight the critical need to...
June 16, 2009
Lights, Camera, Action, Oh My! Zoo School Students Go Wild For Filmmaking
NEW YORK (June 16, 2009) Exchanging their books and pencils for camera and tripod, a group of 7th graders from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation (UASWC) today released an engaging short video that captures the innovative character of their school and highlights their unique access to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, its animals and staff. Starring tigers, gorillas, and sea lions, along with the student filmmakers and even their principal, the video will be used a...
June 01, 2009
Central Park Zookeeper Extraordinaire Works with Endangered Snow Leopards
New York, N.Y. - Heather Gordon, a zookeeper at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo, has always had a passion for wildlife. A lover of all animals, she's in charge of caring for such exotic animals as polar bears, Japanese snow monkeys and sea lions. But her job has taken a wild turn, and now she’s taken the lead in caring for one of the most critically endangered species in the world. As the Central Park Zoo gears up to open the new Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard exhibit n...
May 28, 2009
Bronx Zoo, NY Aquarium Have Whale-Sized, Positive Impact on NYC Economy
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium provide jobs, tax revenue, and pump millions of dollars into the local economyNEW YORK (May 28, 2009) – John Calvelli, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), testified today before the New York City Council’s Committee on Cultural Affairs about the tremendous economic importance of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium to the City, and the other NYC cultu...
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