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Bronx Zoo Bison Join Osage Nation Herd in Oklahoma
Bronx, NY – May 13, 2022 – Three male and three female Bronx Zoo-born American bison (commonly called buffalo) have been transferred to the Osage Nation in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. This week, those bison joined the nearly 200 bison that make up the resident Osage herd on their 43,000-acre ranch and will bolster the genetic diversity in the Osage herd. This move is a significant step in a new partnership between the Bronx Zoo and the Osage Nation. It is the culmination of years of work ...
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Bronx Zoo Hosts 14th Annual WCS Run for the Wild
Bronx, NY – April 30, 2022 – The event that marks the official start of spring/summer in New York City – The WCS Run for the Wild – returned to the Bronx Zoo today for the 14th consecutive year. Thousands ran, jogged, and walked through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in support of wildlife conservation. Each year the WCS Run for the Wild is dedicated to an animal in need of conservation support to raise awareness of threats they face. This year the...
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WCS Zoological Health Program Awarded Grant from Zoetis Foundation for Veterinary Residency Program
April, 12, 2022 - The Wildlife Conservation Society was awarded a grant in support of the Zoological Health Program, based at the Bronx Zoo, for a veterinary residency in zoological medicine and surgery. The successful program will now have three full-time veterinary residents working to ensure the health and welfare of animals in the 5 WCS wildlife parks in New York City - Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo. Read the press release from Zoe...
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Ancient History Meets Present Day: Dinosaur Safari NOW OPEN at Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY – April 12, 2022 – Some of the largest animals that ever roamed the Earth have returned and are now on exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. The Dinosaur Safari is back with MORE dinosaurs than ever before in a new experience that will immerse visitors in a recreation of a world that disappeared millions of years ago. This is the first time the Bronx Zoo has featured its popular Dinosaur Safari since 2019 and there are some exciting changes for the 2022 season. For the first time, t...
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WCS Run for the Wild: Registration Open for New York’s Premiere Spring Event
Bronx, NY – March 9, 2022 – The event that marks the official start of spring/summer in New York City is officially accepting registrations. The 14th annual Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Run for the Wild run/walk at the Bronx Zoo is returns on Saturday, April 30 at the Bronx Zoo. Each year the WCS Run for the Wild is dedicated to an animal or family of animals in need of conservation support to raise awareness of threats they face. This year’s event is dedicated to hor...
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A First for the Bronx! 6 Komodo Dragons Hatch at Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY – December 9, 2021 – Six Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) have hatched at the Bronx Zoo, the first time this species has successfully bred in the 122-year history of the zoo. The successful breeding is the result of years of work by the zoo’s Herpetology Department staff.  Keepers have to carefully monitor the adult Komodos when they are paired for mating as courtship behaviors can sometimes become aggressive. After a successful introduction, the pair o...
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Bronx Zoo’s Holiday Lights Returns for 2021
Bronx, NY – Oct. 18, 2021 – New York is back and so is the City’s premiere outdoor holiday tradition – Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo. Holiday Lights, a family-favorite holiday light experience, will open to the public on November 19, with new light displays that will connect visitors with nature and the spirit of the season. Holiday Lights will operate on select dates from November 19 to January 9 with a WCS member preview November 16-18 (sold out). Tickets for Holid...
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Animal Planet’s Fan-Favorite Series “THE ZOO” Returns for 5th Season
New York – Sept. 24, 2021 – The world-famous Bronx Zoo returns to Animal Planet, showcasing more incredible stories of remarkable animals and the dedicated staff who care for them. In the all-new season, THE ZOO dives back into the hard work and heartwarming moments of daily life at the Bronx Zoo’s 265-acre campus and its sister parks across New York City. Audiences will learn about the zoo’s groundbreaking work in animal care and welfare, conservation, and education. Sea...
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Bronx Zoo is Hell-Bent on Saving Hellbenders
Bronx, NY – Sept. 1, 2021 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS’s) Bronx Zoo is working with partners on a multi-year program to save the eastern hellbender, an aquatic amphibian species and one of the world’s largest salamanders. As part of this conservation effort, 124 eastern hellbenders raised at the Bronx Zoo were released into streams in the Upper Susquehanna River Watershed on Saturday, August 28. For this story, the headlines write themselves – Ra...
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Bronx Zoo Assists with Surrender of Pet Cougar Living in NYC Home - Heading To a Sanctuary in Arkansas
NEW YORK CITY – Aug. 30, 2021 – The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Bronx Zoo collaborated last week to remove an 11-month-old, approximately 80-pound, female cougar from a New York City home on Thursday night. The HSUS was on scene with the owner who surrendered the cougar. The NYSDEC and NYPD worked to coordinate the safe removal of the big cat from the home ...
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