Op-Eds & Blogs
News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
Op-Eds & Blogs
July 22, 2009
Madagascar! Exhibit Becomes Maternity Ward
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo celebrates the first year of its Madagascar! exhibit with the births of five lemur babies. The exhibit has garnered multiple awards since opening last summer.
July 21, 2009
Bronx Zoo's Madagascar! Exhibit Hosts Five Newborns in Its First Year
Exhibit's Inhabitants Are Truly Feeling at Home As WCS Celebrates First Anniversary of Madagascar!, the Exhibit Gets the Gold for Being Green Bronx, NY – June 21 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo is celebrating the birth of five newborns during the first year of its newest exhibit, Madagascar!. Three red ruffed lemurs, 1 collared lemur and 1 Coquerel’s sifaka, all primates endemic to Madagascar, were born in the exhibit. ...
July 20, 2009
Time to Party at WCS's Queens Zoo
Flushing, N.Y. – Planning a unique venue for your child’s birthday celebration? Consider the Queens Zoo, where, in addition to party hats, presents and cake, kids can learn about and discover the wild world of animals. Zoo birthday parties, which are available in different themes, are a fun combination of activities, crafts and visits to animal exhibits. Zoo educators conduct each party, and take care of all party needs. The best part is, kids can get up-close-and-personal with some live animal ...
July 16, 2009
The Queens Zoo Welcomes Pronghorn Fawns
Flushing, N.Y. –The Queens Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of three adorable pronghorn antelope fawns, born recently at the zoo. The pronghorn is unique in that it is the lone member of the family, Antilocapridae. They are true American natives that do not occur anywhere else in the world.The new fawns are still very young but adjusting quite nicely to their new home at the completely outdoor zoo. A species known for taking long trips in the wild, the new pronghorns spend much of their time...
July 15, 2009
Photo Release: Baby Kanburian Pit Viper Born at Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo's new Kanburian pit viper at one week of age. Kanburian pit vipers live in the trees of Thailand’s western forests, preying on small animals
July 14, 2009
Historic Hatching in China
A group of critically endangered Chinese alligators, born at the Bronx Zoo and reintroduced to the Yangtze River, have produced 15 hatchlings on their native turf.
July 14, 2009
Critically Endangered Alligators, Born and Raised at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, Now Multiplying in China's Wild
15 Hatchlings Bring Hope for the Chinese Alligator Partnership Included Wildlife Conservation Society, Other North American Parks, Department of Wildlife Conservation and Management of the State Forestry Administration of China and Several Chinese Agencies NEW YORK— The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that critically endangered alligators in China have a new chance for survival. The WCS’s Bronx Zoo, in partnership with two other North American parks and the Depar...
July 13, 2009
Media Alert/Photo Opportunity: Queens Zoo Welcomes Baby Pronghorns
World’s Second-Fastest Land Animal Born at the Zoo Adorable Fawns Will Be on View as Zookeepers Hand-Feed Them Baby Formula Thursday, July 16, 10:15 a.m. FLUSHING, NY, July 16, 2009 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of three beautiful pronghorn antelope fawns, born recently at the zoo. The pronghorn is the second-fastest land animal in the world, and the animal is unique in that it is the lone member of the family, Antilocapri...
July 10, 2009
Summer is “Cool” at Central Park Zoo’s Annual “Chill Out!” Event
New York, NY – July 10, 2009 – It may be summer but two of New York’s BIGGEST residents are keeping it cool. Gus and Ida, polar bears at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo, aren’t affected by the heat. They keep their cool with giant pools; air conditioned dens, misters, ice cubes and other icy treats. And now zoo guests can get a taste of the animals’ “chilly” lifestyle on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2 during the annual “Chill Out!” event. The double-day event will fe...
July 10, 2009
Get Set for Amazing Animal Action at WCS's Queens Zoo
Discover the world of wildlife and help prepare animal snacks at the zoo’s annual Animal Antics Weekend Flushing Meadows, N.Y. – Ever wonder how far a puma can jump? Or how high a bear can climb? Maybe you’ve been curious about some of the world’s fastest animals? Queens Zoo visitors can discover these and other amazing animal facts through games, crafts and more at the zoo’s Animal Antics event, Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exciting line-up of activities ...
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