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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
January 14, 2011
Snow Leopard Feels Right at Home in the Snow at WCS's Central Park Zoo
New York , NY – Jan. 14, 2011 – A female snow leopard, Zoey, moves through the snow in her exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo. Thick fur and padded feet keep snow leopards insulated and warm in cold weather. Snow leopards have the thickest coat of any large cat, making them well prepared for winter weather. Snow leopards are an endangered species due to hunting and poaching for the fur trade. The Wildlife Conservation Society works to protect snow leopards i...
December 09, 2010
WCS’s Wildlife Health Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s state-of-the-art hospital includes medical, surgical, and pathology facilities for WCS’s Living Institution collectionsServes as headquarters for WCS’s field veterinary program that monitors wildlife health and potential pandemics around the world NEW YORK (December 9, 2010)— The Wildlife Conservation Society celebrates today the 25th Anniversary of the Wildlife Health Center, a state-of-the-art hospital and applied research facility. Opened in 1985,...
November 29, 2010
Winterfest Media Preview at WCS’s Central Park Zoo
Thousands of lights and festive greenery cover the zoo Thursday, December 2, 4:30 p.m. New York, NY- November 29, 2010- Members of the media are invited to get the first look at Winterfest at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo - a winter-themed holiday program featuring pathways decked with thousands of sparking lights and festive greenery. Winterfest will run for the first three Fridays and Saturdays in December. During Winterfest, the zoo will be...
November 10, 2010
Photo Release: Look Whoooo’s New at WCS's Central Park Zoo
Majestic eagle owl, Flaco, makes his public debut New York, N.Y. Nov. 10, 2010 – He has large talons, an intense stare, and is the biggest and newest addition to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo – an eagle owl named Flaco. This beautiful bird has visitors pausing at his exhibit in amazement. His large eyes emit an intense stare as he turns his head like only an owl can do. Zookeepers say Flaco is adjusting very well to his new home at the zoo and is a truly awe-insp...
October 25, 2010
WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium Change Hours of Operation for the Season
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 ...
September 08, 2010
WCS's Central Park Zoo to Offer Top-Tier Entertainment for Birthday Parties
Animal experiences, private performances, catered fare and more will make the next birthday one to remember New York, N.Y. (date) –The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is offering a new kind of birthday party for children that caters to those looking for something unique–special animal encounters, live performances, and fine dining. This lavish, fully catered affair will be an event to remember for all who attend. WCS’s Central Park Zoo offers a variety of party themes...
June 08, 2010
Calvin Klein's Obsession for Cats
WCS conservationists in Guatemala are using a swanky scent to lure jaguars and other endangered wildlife toward motion-sensitive cameras that snap photos of the animals as they pass by. The photos help researchers estimate population numbers for these shy species.
February 17, 2010
WCS Releases Wild Tigers Report Card
Savings Tigers Now: A Prognosis for Tigers in Eight Priority Landscapes Report Issued as World Celebrates "Year of the Tiger" For more than 1.5 million years, tigers have roamed the earth. They could be extinct in our lifetime. NEW YORK (February 17, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a “report card” today for wild tigers in Asia revealing how these iconic big ca...
January 28, 2010
Love is in the Air, on the Ground, and in the Sea at WCS's Zoos
Matchmaking Goes a Long Way for Animals New York, N.Y. -- Experience the wild side of romance at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s zoos this Valentine’s Day. While we humans exchange heart-shaped boxes and red roses, creatures of all kinds at the zoos will be showing their own version of animal magnetism. An array of exotic wildlife lives at each WCS facility. Some animals prefer to live alone; others chose to live in very large groups that can sometimes be dominated by one high-ranking...
January 13, 2010
WCS Finds "World's Least Known Bird" Breeding in Lost Valley of Afghanistan
NEW YORK (January 13, 2010)—Researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have discovered for the first time the breeding area of the large-billed reed warbler—dubbed in 2007 as “the world’s least known bird species”—in the remote and rugged Wakhan Corridor of the Pamir Mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan. Using a combination of astute field observations, museum specimens, DNA sequencing, and the first known audio recording of the species, researchers verified the discovery by capturing...
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