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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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Brew at the Zoo is BACK at the Bronx Zoo; Sept. 17
Bronx, NY – August 13, 2021 – The Bronx Zoo’s annual Brew at the Zoo beer and wine tasting festival is officially ON and will take place the evening of Friday, September 17 at the Bronx Zoo from 5 to 10pm Brew at the Zoo is an after-hours event for adults over 21 featuring dozens of craft breweries serving more than 100 varieties of ales, lagers, porters, IPAs, and more. Food options will include NYC food truck staples, local eateries, and a many of classic beer hall bites serv...
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WCS Run for the Wild At the Bronx Zoo
Media B-Roll from TODAY: (Courtesy: Bronx Zoo) Media Photos from TODAY: (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS; or Joe Golden ©WCS) Bronx, N.Y. – March 24, 2021 – The WCS Run for the Wild was back at the Bronx Zoo today. The spring tradition was held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event was reimagined for 2021 to meet city and state social distancing, safety, and capacity protocols. More than 4,100 took par...
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WCS Run for the Wild Returns to the Bronx Zoo - Saturday, April 24, 2021
2019 WCS Run for the Wild 2019 Photos: (credit as labeled © WCS)   2019 B-roll video: (credit © WCS) Bronx, N.Y. – March 3, 2021 – Registration is now open for the 13th annual Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Run for the Wild run/walk at the Bronx Zoo. The spring tradition was held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event has been reimagined for 2021 to meet city and state social distancing and capacit...
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Bronx Zoo Welcomes American White Pelican  With a Big Personality and Bigger Story
B-Roll Video: Credit: © WCS                Credit: © Texas State Aquarium  Press Photos: Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS Credit: © Texas State Aquarium Bronx, NY – Feb. 24, 2021 – One of the newest residents at the Bronx Zoo is an American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) named Amos. His bold personality and friendly demeanor wil...
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For Valentine’s Day: The Original ‘Name-a-Roach’ Returns for 10th Year
BRONX, NY – Jan. 17, 2021 – BRONX, NY – Jan. XX, 2021 – Since 2011 the Bronx Zoo has been offering the only Valentine’s Day gift that will last forever – the original Name-a-Roach. For the past decade, the Bronx Zoo offers the opportunity to symbolically name its 10,000-plus giant Madagascar hissing cockroaches. The tongue-in-cheek Valentine’s Day gift comes with a colorful certificate emailed to your loved one announcing that a cockroach has been named ...
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Campaign Against Bronx Zoo Rejected by Five-Justice Panel
Bronx, Dec 17, 2020 –  The following statement was released today by the Bronx Zoo: “Today, the Bronx Zoo won again in the courts. So did common sense. The Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department rejected the NonHuman Rights Project’s (NhRP) erroneous arguments in its lawsuit against the Bronx Zoo seeking to expand the writ of habeas corpus to apply to Happy, one of the Bronx Zoo’s Asian elephants. The NhRP sought to have...
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