• Thousands of lights and festive greenery cover the zoo
  • Thursday, December 2, 4:30 p.m.

New York, NY- November 29, 2010- Members of the media are invited to get the first look at Winterfest at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo - a winter-themed holiday program featuring pathways decked with thousands of sparking lights and festive greenery.  
Winterfest will run for the first three Fridays and Saturdays in December. During Winterfest, the zoo will be open until 6:30 p.m. so visitors can celebrate the season and enjoy the festivities including polar-themed performances by the WCS’ Wildlife Theater and live animal encounters in the Zoo Gallery. Snow leopards, polar bears, and penguins will receive presents filled with their favorite treats – fishsicles and fruit.


Wildlife Conservation Society

Winterfest media preview and photo opportunity

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010  
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo

Those members of the media who wish to attend should RSVP to Sophie Bass at 212-439-6527 or sbass@wcs.org

Sophie Bass: (o) 212-439-6527; sbass@wcs.org
Max Pulsinelli: (o) 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild: (o) 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org

Special Note to the Media: If you would like to guide your readers or viewers to a web link where they can support these projects, please direct them to: www.wcs.org/donation

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo
- Open every day of the year. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, $7 for children 3 to 12, and free for children under  3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. Tickets are sold until one half-hour before closing. The zoo is located at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street. For further information, please call 212-439-6500 or visit www.centralparkzoo.com

The Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo.Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.