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WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 8, 2010) The directors of two Wildlife Conservation Society living institutions, Jeff Sailer of Central Park Zoo and Denise McClean of Prospect Park Zoo, met with the offices of New York U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and the White House Council on Environmental Quality last week to fight for more jobs for New Yorkers. The directors urged lawmakers to prevent the potential exclusion of zoos and aquariums from the jobs bill currently under consid...
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Come celebrate the New York Yankee’s victorious 2009 season Visitors will have unique opportunity to take photos with the trophy Thursday, February 11 New York, NY- February 8, 2010 - The New York Yankees have done it again, and the World Series trophy will be making a stop at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo for one day only. Visitors will have a chance to get closer than ever to this prestigious award. Commemorate the New York Yankee’s 2009 World Series victory...
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2010 Brings Back Summer Camp for Kids Flushing, N.Y., January 26 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo has announced it will be bringing back its educational summer camp for kids this year. Although it’s been several years since the zoo held this exciting summer-time program, it’s now back in full-swing and will teach children about the world of wildlife through games, crafts and a variety of hands-on activities. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate. Younger children wil...
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WCS’s Famous Central Park Zoo Penguin House Gets a Makeover  New York, NY – Feb. 4, 2010 - The year is off to a frosty start, but the newest additions to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo have upped the cool factor even more.  Four new king penguins have added a splash of royalty to the zoo’s famous Penguin House, which is already home to the gentoo and chinstrap species. These cold-weather birds are all housed in their newly renamed exhibit within the Penguin House, “Polar S...
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Participants of the “Naked” Polar Bear Cruise to raise funds for every minute spent outside in the cold Saturday, February 27 New York, NY- January 25, 2010- Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Coney Island Polar Bear Club are teaming up on Saturday, February 27th to host the second annual “Naked” Polar Bear Cruise (bathing suit required) to benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society. Participating passengers are encouraged to strip down to their bathing suits and enjoy a frosty ride whi...
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New Exhibit Highlights the Work of WCS to Conserve a Species Extinct in the Wild Bronx, NY – February 2, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo announced today the opening of a new exhibit featuring the Kihansi spray toad, a species listed as extinct in the wild last year by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The small, yellowish toad once occurred in large numbers but was only found in a verdant, moist five-acre microhabitat in the Kihansi gorge of T...
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The new exhibit highlights the work of WCS to conserve the Kihansi spray toad, which has disappeared from its native home in the Kihansi Gorge of Tanzania.
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The orphaned cubs, rescued from Alaska and Montana, share a common history—their mothers were killed after habitually wandering too close to humans.

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WCS and Wildlife Reserves Singapore will collaborate on field conservation and public education to protect biodiversity in the face of global climate change and human encroachment.

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To collaborate on field conservation and public education to protect biodiversity in the face of global climate change and human encroachment Singapore, January 29, 2010 – Wildlife Reserves Singapore Pte Ltd (WRS), the parent company of Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and Singapore Zoo, together with its recently established Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund (WRSCF) today signed an agreement to collaborate with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), based in New York, and Wildlife...
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