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The Year of the Dog is Upon Us
The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo are celebrating the Year of the Dog with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year. 
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Tiny Black-footed Cat Now on Exhibit at Prospect Park Zoo

Brooklyn, NY – Nov. 29, 2017 – Black-footed cats (Felis nigripes), Africa’s smallest species of wild feline, is now on exhibit at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo. Also known as small-spotted cats, black-footed cats are endemic to the arid open savanna and grassland regions of southern Africa primarily in Namibia and South Africa.  

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WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Wreathed Hornbill Exhibit

Brooklyn, NY – March 1, 2017 –Wreathed hornbills (Rhyticeros undulates) have been on exhibit seasonally at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo since 2014, but recent renovations to the Rotunda Gallery in the zoo’s Animal Lifestyles building included the creation of an indoor hornbill exhibit that will allow guests to enjoy these colorful birds year-around.

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WCS'S Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Painted Storks
Brooklyn, N.Y. – August 8, 2016 – Two painted storks (Mycteria leucocephalaare making their public debut at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo.
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WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo Launch New Educational Quests Program for Youth and Families
New York – July 21, 2016 – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) scientists work in New York City and around the world to save wildlife. Now, children who visit WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo will delve into a conservation scientist’s work through the newly expanded WCS Quests experiential program.
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Geoffroy’s marmosets and Geoffroy’s tamarin born at WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo
Brooklyn, N.Y. – June 7, 2016 – Three Geoffroy’s marmosets (Callithrix geoffroyi) and a Geoffroy’s tamarin(Saguinus geoffroyi) born at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo have made their public debut.
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North American River Otter Pup Debuts at WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo

Brooklyn, N.Y. – May 27, 2016 – A North American river otter pup (Lontra canadensis) has made his public debut at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo. The male otter was born February 14 and has now reached the age where it spends time outside of its birth den.

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WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo Debuts Bolivian Titi Monkeys
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Feb. 18, 2016 – Two Bolivian titi monkeys (Callicebus donacophilus) are making their public debut at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo.
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