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Two Andean Bear Cubs Emerge from Den And Make Public Debut at Queens Zoo
Queens, NY – December 14, 2021 – Two Andean bear cubs (Tremarctos ornatus) born at the Queens Zoo are making their public debut. The cubs, a male and a female, have yet to be named. They were born this summer to dam, Nicole, and sire, Bouba. This is the third successful litter for Nicole and Bouba, who have now produced five offspring. After spending their first months in a den nursing and bonding with their mother, the cubs have now started to venture into the zoo’s outd...
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THREE Canada Lynx Cubs Debut at the Queens Zoo
Flushing, N.Y. – September 14, 2020 – There is new activity afoot in the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) habitat at the Queens Zoo as three cubs have made their public debut. The cubs, one male and two females, were born in May while the zoo was temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, they bonded with their mother and are now mature enough to begin exploring their exhibit. “Lynx cubs are really fun to watch at this age. Their characteristically lar...
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Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny Sworn-In as Chair of the Board at Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Indianapolis, Indiana (September 12, 2017) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is announcing the swearing-in of Jim Breheny, Director of the Bronx Zoo, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors.
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WCS’s Queens Zoo Welcomes Pudu Fawn

Queens, NY – June 13, 2017 – A southern pudu fawn (Pudu puda) – the world’s smallest deer species – was born at the WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo. 

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Look WHO’s New at WCS’s Queens Zoo
Flushing, N.Y. – July 13, 2016– Three burrowing owl owlets (Athene cunicularia) have hatched at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo.
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WCS’s Queens Zoo is Accepting Registration for 2016 Summer Camp Programs for Children
Flushing, N.Y. – June 27, 2016 –As summer break begins, WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo continues to accept registration for Summer 2016 camp programs.
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NY Mets Players Visit WCS's Queens Zoo

Flushing, N.Y. – June 16, 2016 – Mets players James Loney and Matt Reynolds joined about a dozen fifth graders from P.S. 143Q, Corona, in making enrichment buckets for the zoo’s Andean bears. The buckets were filled with various fruits such as watermelon slices that were then frozen and placed in their exhibit by zookeepers. Treats such as this are often given to the bears to provide a stimulating activity that helps keep them active and healthy.

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