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Pumpkins Nights Returns at the Bronx Zoo!
BRONX, N.Y. — July 23, 2024 — Pumpkin Nights returns to kick off the Halloween season at the Bronx Zoo. On Thursday through Sunday nights from September 26th – October 27th, more than 5,000 animal-themed jack o'lanterns will illuminate a half-mile trail in the zoo to ring in the spooky season. This year, guests can expect more local food trucks, refreshments, outdoor games, photo ops, live pumpkin carvings, and more! Lighting up the Bronx Zoo after the sun sets, Pumpk...
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Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo Joey Debuts at the Bronx Zoo
BRONX, N.Y. – July 18, 2024 – Just in time for summer, a Matschie’s tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) has made its first appearance at the Bronx Zoo. The joey, which was born at the end of December, recently emerged its head from its mother's pouch to make its public debut. This is the second of its species born at the Bronx Zoo and to this female since 2021. Like their kangaroo and wallaby marsupial cousins, the majority of a tree kangaroo joey’s physical deve...
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The Bronx Zoo Celebrates 25 Years of Congo Gorilla Forest
BRONX, N.Y. — June 7, 2024 — The Bronx Zoo is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its award-winning Congo Gorilla Forest. Since its opening in June 1999, more than 15 million people have visited the exhibit, learning about the urgency of conservation and leaving inspired to save wildlife and the places where they live. Bronx Zoo guests, during June 8-9 (Saturday and Sunday) and June 15-16 (Saturday and Sunday), can join in activities celebrating the renowned Congo Gorilla Forest e...
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WCS Hosts Diverse/Reverse Vendor Fair at Bronx Zoo Event Supported by Columbia University and Ascend NYC Building Supplier Diversity
Bronx Zoo – May 24, 2024 –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) recently hosted its first-ever Supplier Diversity event, “Diverse/Reverse Vendor Fair” supported by Columbia University and Ascend NYC on May 23rd, with more than 25 vendors showcasing their products and services to various business units throughout WCS.  The WCS event was part of ongoing efforts to continue to build and nurture a supplier diversity program that in...
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Cheers to 125 Years! Brew at the Zoo Returns to Celebrate Milestone
BRONX, NY, May 7, 2024 — Brew at the Zoo returns to the Bronx Zoo on Friday, June 21, to celebrate 125 years of the iconic New York City landmark. The annual event includes an evening of craft beers, live music, and festive fun, set against the backdrop of the historic zoo grounds. Wildlife Conservation Society members are eligible for a 15% discount on general admission tickets with code CHEERS2MEMBERS. Last year’s event sold out. Tickets for nonmembers can be purchased HERE. ...
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WCS Library and Archives Unveils Digitized Historic Film Collection
Bronx, NY, April 29, 2024 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Library and Archives, based at the Bronx Zoo, is proud to announce the completion of its Shelby White and Leon Levy Film Initiative.   Sponsored by the Leon Levy Foundation, this monumental project allowed WCS to assess and inventory more than 1,600 historical film reels. With the digitization of nearly 100 of these reels, WCS opens a window into the past, allowing unprecedented access to a treasure trove...
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   The Bronx Zoo Hosted the 16th Annual WCS Run for the Wild Today
BRONX, NY, April 27, 2024 — The WCS Run for the Wild, sponsored by Montefiore Einstein, marking the official start of spring/summer in New York City, returned to the Bronx Zoo today for the 16th year. More than 80,000 runners and walkers have traversed through the park for this event since it started in 2009. Five thousand participants ran, jogged, and walked through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in support of wildlife conservation. Each year, the WCS Run for ...
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The Bronx Zoo Holds Its 16th Annual WCS Run For The Wild 8AM Saturday, April 27
BRONX, NY, April 25, 2024 — The WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo is 8AM Saturday, April 27. More than 5,000 participants will traverse the beautiful grounds at the park which is marking its 125th anniversary. There will be a 5K run and a 3K family run/walk. Through the past 15 years, nearly 80,000 runners and walkers have participated in this annual event which raises funds for the conservation of wildlife. WHAT:          16th Annual WCS Run for the Wil...
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New York State, City and Bronx Borough Officials Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Bronx Zoo
Caption: New York State, City, and Bronx Borough officials and students from New York City PS 205 join the 125th birthday celebration of the Bronx Zoo. Adults pictured from left to right: John Calvelli WCS EVP of Public Affairs; New York State Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado; Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson; New York City Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Laurie Cumbo; New York City Council Member Rafael Salamanca; and Jim Breheny, Director of the Bronx Zoo Credit: Bronx Zoo Bronx,...
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BRONX ZOO MEDIA ADVISORY:  Bronx Zoo Marks 125 Years with Opening of Animal Chronicles Exhibit and Birthday Celebration
Bronx, NY, April 4, 2024 – The Bronx Zoo, celebrating 125 years in 2024, has set a 125th birthday celebration on April 18th with the opening of Animal Chronicles, an immersive new exhibit that leads visitors through a quarter-mile ADA-accessible walking trail that includes 68 eco-sculptures displayed across 13 scenes. Each scene tells the tale of how the zoo became a leader in caring for animals, saving endangered species, designing exhibits that connect people to nature, and protecting wi...
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