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Bronx Zoo Gaur Herd Grows by 7: Two Born During Temporary COVID Closure
Bronx, NY – May 29, 2020 – The gaur (Bos gaurus) herd at the Bronx Zoo has grown by seven calves (two males; five females) since the addition of a new breeding male in 2018. The arrival of the bull from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and its introduction to the herd at the Bronx Zoo was a featured story during season three of THE ZOO on Animal Planet (8PM ET/PT). Tomorrow’s all-new episode will include an update on the breeding program and give viewers a behind-the-scenes look a...
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Update: Bronx Zoo Tigers and Lions Recovering from COVID-19
New York, April 22, 2020 – The following update was issued by WCS’s Bronx Zoo today: On April 5, 2020, we reported that a four-year-old female Malayan tiger had tested positive for COVID-19 and three other tigers and three African lions were showing similar symptoms. Samples for testing from the tiger, Nadia, were collected from her nose, throat, and respiratory tract while she was under anesthesia. Subsequently, we can confirm that the three other tigers in Tiger Mountain and t...
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Animal Planet Delivers Bronx Zoo Tiger and COVID-19 Update in an Extended Episode of THE ZOO on Saturday, April 11 at 9pm (ET/PT)
On April 5, the Bronx Zoo and USDA announced that three veterinary labs confirmed that Nadia, a four-year-old Malayan tiger, tested positive for COVID-19. Nadia, who was first introduced to Animal Planet audiences as a cub on THE ZOO in 2017, had a cough and a mild loss of appetite and is expected to make a full recovery. In a special episode of THE ZOO on Saturday, Apr. 11 at 9PM ET/PT, audiences will get an update on Nadia and six other big cats showing similar symptoms at the zoo, by Bro...
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Update On the Bronx Zoo on Tiger Which Tested Positive for COVID-19:  Nadia’s Condition Improving - Along with the Condition of the Other Tigers and Lions Which Had Similar Symptoms
New York, April 10, 2020 – The following update was issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo: We are pleased to report that since the USDA and Bronx Zoo made the announcement on Sunday that one of our female Malayan tigers tested positive for COVID-19, her condition continues to improve, along with the other three tigers and three African lions that exhibited similar symptoms. Nadia and the other cats are behaving normally, eating well, and their coughing is greatly re...
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A Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for COVID-19;  The Tiger and the Zoo’s Other Cats Are Doing Well at This Time
Bronx NY, April 5, 2020 -- The following information was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo: Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, has tested positive for COVID-19. She, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers, and three African lions had developed a dry cough and all are expected to recover. This positive COVID-19 test for the tiger was confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory, based in Ames, Iowa. We tested the cat out o...
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Ice Jubilee Added to Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights
Holiday Lights is underway at the Bronx Zoo and the beloved holiday tradition is introducing the Ice Jubilee to the holiday light show that will include an Ice Bar for adults as well as a giant ice throne and slide for the perfect seasonal photo-op. Ice Jubilee festivities will run from December 20 to 31 (except Dec. 24 and 25). Holiday revelers can take photos siting upon an oversized throne made completely of ice or take a ride down the 20-foot ice slide. Visitors over 21 years old can take a ...
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Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Returns
As one of New York City’s greatest holiday traditions and for the first time since 2007, the Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights will return in 2019 during the most festive time of the year with dazzling light displays that will cover and sparkle acres of the zoo. Visitors will be able to walk-through the zoo to experience wildlife-themed LED displays, custom Asian lanterns, animated light shows on the historic Astor Court and more. “We are bringing an updated version of a beloved holiday tradi...
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Bronx Zoo Debuts Pack of Endangered Dhole
A pack of three male dhole (Cuon alpinus), a species of Asiatic wild dog, has debuted at the Bronx Zoo and can be seen in their new habitat adjacent to the Himalayan Highlands. The three dholes are siblings that were born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2016. Exhibit times may vary while the animals acclimate to their new home. “We chose to renovate and repurpose the polar bear exhibit to create a dhole habitat that will give us the opportunity to educate and inspire our guests about a...
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It’s Time for BOO at the ZOO
The Bronx Zoo is once again celebrating the coming of fall with a Halloween tradition that has become a family favorite for New Yorkers and tourists alike.  Boo at the Zoo returns to the Bronx on weekends starting Saturday, September 28 through Sunday, November 3 (including Columbus Day, October 14). Boo at the Zoo activities will include traditional favorites such as daily magic shows, costume parades, professional pumpkin carving demos, crafts, the spooky extinct animal graveyard, and muc...
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