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Holiday Lights to Return to the Bronx Zoo
Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo will return bigger, brighter, and greener than ever before. The zoo is bringing back the holiday tradition for the first time since 2007. The dazzling light displays will cover several acres of the zoo in a walk-through experience with wildlife-themed LED displays, custom Asian lanterns, and animated light shows on the historic Astor Court.Entertainment will include holiday-themed music, ice carving demonstrations, caroling, performances, ice carving, train rides,...
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Bronx Zoo Veterinarians Use Innovative Technique to Monitor Cardiac Function in Geladas
The Bronx Zoo’s Zoological Health Program veterinarians and Mammalogy Department curators have implemented a cutting-edge technology designed for humans to help them monitor and treat cardiac issues in geladas (Theropithecus gelada). “The Bronx Zoo is recognized worldwide for its leadership in the care and welfare of its animals,” said Jim Breheny, WCS Executive Vice President and Bronx Zoo Director. “We often consult with medical doctors and specialists to explore treatm...
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MEDIA PREVIEW Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo - April 11
Dinosaurs will be making a big comeback this summer at the Bronx Zoo. Dinosaur Safari – the biggest, most realistic dinosaur ride in America. Members of the media are invited to preview the experience on Thursday, April 11 from 10a-2p. The experience will open to the public on Friday, April 19. The immersive experience will take adventurers on a ride through a two-acre wooded area of the Bronx Zoo where 40 ultra-realistic, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs lurk   Featured din...
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Dinosaur Safari to Make a (Pre)Historic Return to The Bronx Zoo
Dinosaurs will be making a big comeback this summer at the Bronx Zoo. Dinosaur Safari – the biggest, most realistic dinosaur ride in America – will open to the public on Friday, April 19.  The immersive experience will take adventurers on a ride through a two-acre wooded area of the Bronx Zoo where 40 ultra-realistic, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs lurk   Featured dinosaur species include two massive 40 foot long Tyrannosaurus rex , a favorite species in popular cult...
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A Valentine to Remember… Forever!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the Bronx Zoo is once again offering the only gift that will be around longer than anyone – the original Name-a-Roach is back. The Bronx Zoo is offering the opportunity to symbolically name its 50,000-plus giant Madagascar hissing cockroaches for Valentine’s Day 2019. The tongue-in-cheek gift comes with a colorful certificate emailed to your loved one announcing that a cockroach has been named in his or her honor.

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Registration Now Open: 11th Annual WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo

Registration is now open for the 11th annual WCS Run for the Wild 5K run/walk. The spring event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at the Bronx Zoo and is dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places. Runners, walkers, and wildlife supporters are invited to participate and/or support a participant. Early bird registration discount is available through January 31. Individuals and teams can register online at www.WCSRunfortheWild.com.

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WCS Announces Favorite Wildlife Pics of 2018

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) released today its favorite images of 2018. Ten of the images come from WCS’s Bronx Zoo (with one from the New York Aquarium), and ten images are from WCS’s Global Conservation Programs taken by WCS scientists working around the world. 

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The New York State Supreme Court in Orleans County today ruled that a habeas corpus petition filed by the NonHuman Rights Project (NRP) -- claiming Happy, a 47 year old Asian elephant at the Bronx Zoo, should have the same rights as a  person – would be more properly heard in Bronx County. Today’s ruling is the latest in a long series of losses for this group as they desperately seek ways to use the courts to advance their agenda. Similar petitions brought by NRP in all four judicial departments in the State of New York, as well as a court in Connecticut, have been rejected on the merits.

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On Saturday, Dec. 15, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and officials from WCS’s Bronx Zoo will join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Bronx Zoo to distribute toys to local Bronx military families in need this holiday season. This event has become an annual tradition in the Bronx. The partnership between the Bronx Zoo and the Borough President is in its ninth year. The Bronx Zoo serves as a collection point for new, unwrapped toys donated by members of the community for distribution to families of veterans and active duty members of the military.
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  Bronx, NY – Sept. 10, 2018 – Summer may be coming to a close, but fall might be the best season to visit the Bronx Zoo. Halloween celebrations are a Bronx Zoo tradition and this year is no exception.   Boo at the Zoo returns each weekend from Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, October 28 (including Columbus Day, Monday, October 8). Event highlights include traditional favorites such as daily magic shows, costume parades, professional pumpkin carving demos, crafts, an...
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