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A photo of a puma at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo. The weather has been beautiful this week, and the trees and plants at the zoo have turned their bright autumn colors.   Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher of the WCS.
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New York, NY, Nov. 4, 2009– The Central Park Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of four adorable mini Nubian goats. Ace, the only male, along with Angel, Monique and Spirit, now live in the zoo’s Tisch Children’s Zoo alongside pygmy goats and the zoo’s famous full-sized Nubian, Newman. All hail from upstate New York. Mini Nubians are a cross between Nigerian dwarf and full-sized Nubian goats. The minis look very similar to the larger breed, with long floppy ears and coats that can be many di...
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$15,000 Awarded to seasonal student employees of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium November 13, 2009 – Bronx, NY – The votes have been tallied and congratulations are in order for three students that have spent their summers working at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium.  On Friday, November 13, 2009 the winners of the Joe Ruf Memorial Scholarship were announced at a banquet held in the Schiff Family Great Hall at ...
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Ambitious atlas shows how 16 species use critical region of South Atlantic Ocean Data for the atlas was gathered by 25 scientists over ten years  NEW YORK ( NOVEMBER 10, 2009) -- Recording hundreds of thousands of individual uplinks from satellite transmitters fitted on penguins, albatrosses, sea lions, and other marine animals, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and BirdLife International have released ...
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Brooklyn , NY – November 10, 2009 – “Franklin,” a magnificent male wild turkey, resides with his female companions at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. The wild turkey is an American bird, originally brought to Europe in early 16th century by Spanish conquistadors. The species was transported to England and throughout northern Europe. The English then brought the domestic turkeys back with them when they settled the colonies. In 1776, in search of a national bird,...
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WCS’s Bronx Zoo Has Welcomed More Than 236 Million Visitors Since Its Gates Opened November 8, 1899 WCS’s Bronx Zoo is a Cornerstone New York City Cultural Institution and Headquarters for Global Conservation Efforts WCS’s Bronx Zoo Continues Award-Winning Tradition of Forward Thinking Exhibit Design Bronx, N.Y. – November 8, 2009 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo celebrates the 110th anniversary of its opening.  Since November 8, 1899, more than 236 million ...
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Wildlife Conservation Society receives $100,000 for Arctic wildlife conservation NEW YORK (November 6, 2009)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has received a $100,000 boost in funding to support conservation studies on the effects of climate change on arctic wildlife, thanks to kids who participated in Disney’s “Friends for Change: Project Green.”During the month of August, kids voted online for their favorite environmental causes through the Disney initiative, which also calls on ...
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WCS receives $100,000 for Arctic wildlife conservation and climate change research from Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green.
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WCS Applauds the Leadership of Representative Blumenauer NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 4, 2009) - The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore) for introducing H. Res. 839 – a resolution condemning the illegal extraction of natural resources in Madagascar and also its impact to livelihoods and rural communities. The ongoing plunder of resources threaten not only years of effort made by the U.S. government and its partners but also the substantial progress being...
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Disease ecologists must consider health of individual animals and populations in research and conservation plans NEW YORK (October 30, 2009)—Whereas healthy animals are able to fend off diseases and infections, individuals in poor condition become susceptible to a “vicious circle” in which animals in poor health are more prone to becoming infected, triggering a negative loop where they become weaker in the process, according to recent work by health professionals from the Wildlife Conservatio...
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