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Brown collared lemur and silver leaf langur are the latest zoo-babies to thrill zoo-goers Fifteen year old pop sensation Jasmine Sagginario – winner of Radio Disney’s “N.B.T.”(Next Big Thing) – headlines the biggest “Animal Tales Extravaganza” weekend yet Bronx, N.Y. – April 26, 2010 – As the 13- weekend long Animal Tales Extravaganza continues, the entertainment keeps getting better, and the spring baby-boom at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo continues to “wow”...
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Second Annual “Run for the Wild” 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Presented by Con Edison  The event is over, but it’s not too late to donate to help WCS save tigers: Text “TIGER” to 25383 to make a $10 donation  Chris Bauer of Sea Cliff, N.Y. – First to cross the finish line  Accomplished marathoner Stephanie Hodge helps lead the pack as she joins the fight to help WCS save tigers  Bronx, N.Y. – April 24, 2010 – Today, more than 5,000 people descended on the Wildlife...
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by welcoming 60 new citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo.  The new citizens range in age from 77 to three years old and originate from 19 countries, including Belize, China, Ethiopia and Israel.   USCIS New York District Director Andrea Quarantillo administered the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens and John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public ...
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The stars land at WCS’s Bronx Zoo as Radio Disney’s Road Crew and Rocknoceros bring their special brand of children’s music to New York Life’s Main Stage. Bronx, N.Y. – April 22, 2010 – What better way to celebrate Earth Day Weekend than at the Animal Tales Extravaganza at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.  This weekend the zoo welcomes wildlife conservationist and Animal Planet star Jeff Corwin as he reads from his book, Your Backyard is Wild and the Radio Disney Road Crew retur...
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Habitat Fragmentation Threatens to Prevent Species from Migrating  WASHINGTON (April 21, 2010) – John F. Calvelli, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, applauded Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) for his leadership and vision in introducing the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act.  The bill, which was co-sponsored by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), seeks to protect critical wildlife corridors through a comprehensive approach of information dissemination, gra...
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Wednesday, the porcupine at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, is having her cake and eating it too. WCS’s Bronx Zoo recently celebrated this prehensile-tailed porcupine’s 14th birthday. Native to Central and South America, these porcupines are usually found in trees, using their tails to grasp branches.   Last year, Wednesday became an internet sensation when she played a crucial role in the campaign to restore state funding to zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens across New Yor...
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Program Would Protect Habitat While Connecting American Families with the Natural LandscapeWashington, D.C. (April 19, 2010) – John F. Calvelli, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, attended the White House Conference on America’s Great Outdoors, hosted by Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, to discuss the conservation ...
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Second Annual “Run for the Wild” 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Presented by Con EdisonCourse takes runners from continent-to-continent past some of the world’s most exotic and endangered species – without leaving New YorkThis year’s “Run for the Wild” is dedicated to helping save tigers in the wildRegistration is now open at www.wcsrunforthewild.orgEvent Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010 Bronx, N.Y. – April 19, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) i...
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This juvenile Galapagos tortoise lives in the World of Reptiles at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. Along with five of its siblings that are also on exhibit, this tortoise is a direct offspring of the tortoises collected from the Galapagos Islands in the 1920s by Charles H. Townsend, a New York Zoological Society explorer. Townsend brought more than 100 tortoises from Isabela Island to the United States to initiate a breeding program for the survival of the species. The largest l...
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Brooklyn, NY – This summer, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is offering week long camps for children ages 6 through 12. Campers will engage in special investigations and creative projects, play interactive games, meet animal guests and much more. Each day will be a great educational and exciting experience. Learning is fun when it includes behind-the-scenes visits, strolls on the beach, lots of make-it-and-take-it art activities, opportunities to touch living sea stars an...
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