BRONX, NEW YORK – April 5, 2017 – The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo recently added eight Indian gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) to the river habitat in JungleWorld, and they made their public debut just in time for Spring Break in New York City. This is the first time the Bronx Zoo has exhibited the species since 2000.
NEW YORK – Dec. 13, 2016 – A new exhibit in the Reptile House at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo features the Grand Cayman iguana (Cyclura lewisi), also known as the blue iguana. The exhibit is now open to the public and highlights an amazing conservation success story. Once numbering fewer than 20 animals, the species has been brought back from the brink of extinction.
Bronx, NY – Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 – Two rare Malayan tiger cubs (Panthera tigris jacksoni) born at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo are making their public debut at the popular Tiger Mountain exhibit.
The cubs, Nadia and Azul, are both female and were born in January. In the days following the birth, their mother was not providing suitable maternal care so Bronx Zoo keepers intervened and hand-raised the cubs until they were fully weaned.
Bronx N.Y. –August 9, 2016- The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) Archives has launched a project to process 13 important historical collections, making the materials better accessible to those who need them. The project is supported by a $60,237 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Bronx, NY – July 27, 2016 – The colony of little penguins (Eudyptula minor) that debuted in 2015 as a new species at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo has successfully produced a chick that is now on exhibit with the rest of the colony. The chick hatched May 10, 2016. This is the first time this species has bred at the Bronx Zoo in its 120-plus year history. (See photos/video).
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