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WCS joined by New York Botanical Garden and Lehman College on collaborative education program More than $700,000 awarded to develop “Outside-the-Box” program that will better utilize zoos and botanical gardens for educationU.S. Reps. José E. Serrano and Joseph Crowley applaud educational collaboration Bronx, NY – Nov. 12, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society has been awarded a three-year grant in the amount of $714,649 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postseco...
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Majestic eagle owl, Flaco, makes his public debut   New York, N.Y. Nov. 10, 2010 – He has large talons, an intense stare, and is the biggest and newest addition to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo – an eagle owl named Flaco. This beautiful bird has visitors pausing at his exhibit in amazement. His large eyes emit an intense stare as he turns his head like only an owl can do.  Zookeepers say Flaco is adjusting very well to his new home at the zoo and is a truly awe-insp...
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Call for Entries:New York City high school singing groups, glee clubs, choirs, etc.Compete to be the best in New York CityWin a $2,500 grant and an opportunity to perform at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times SquareFree to enter, submissions must be received by Friday, Nov. 19 New York, NY – November 3, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Hard Rock Cafe are now accepting applications from high school singing groups to compete in the first ever city-wide singing competition a...
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Holiday 4-D experience to run Nov. 6, 2010 – Jan. 2, 2011 Bronx, NY – Nov. 3, 2010 – The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience will be making stops at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium for the holiday season – running from Saturday, Saturday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience is based on the film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Shangri-La Entertainment and inspired by the beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Alls...
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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society Annual Boo at the Zoo and Ascarium Celebrations at the WCS Zoos and Aquarium New York – Rebecca, a Hamadryas baboon, carries her son Azizi on her back while she holds a piece of pumpkin.  Animals get treats too at Boo at the Zoo at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo – the spooky Halloween celebration includes haunted attractions, a costume parade, face painting, music, magic, and Halloween themed enrichme...
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Flushing, N.Y. – Oct. 7, 2010- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is looking for a few animal lovers to join its team of volunteers.  Becoming a volunteer with the zoo’s education department means teaching schoolchildren and zoo visitors about animals by giving guided tours, assisting with special programs and events, and participating in many other exciting wildlife-themed activities. WCS’s Queens Zoo volunteers will take part in: Teaching visitors about animals and exhibit...
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Both facilities are part of the C.V. Starr Science Campus at the Bronx Zoo. Bronx, NY – Oct. 6, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo today celebrated the groundbreaking of the LaMattina Wildlife Ambassador Center and a Special Care Unit of the Global Center for Wildlife Health – two facilities that will help WCS continue its long tradition of connecting people to nature and ensuring exemplary care for animals. The LaMattina Wildlife Ambassa...
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Groundbreaking for The LaMattina Wildlife Ambassador Center and the Special Care Unit of the Global Center for Wildlife Health Both facilities are part of the C.V. Starr Science Campus at the Bronx Zoo Wednesday, October 6th, 10 a.m ., Media Arrival: 9:30 a.m. Bronx, NY – Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo...
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Photo confirms second beaver living in the Bronx River near the WCS’s Bronx Zoo Bronx, NY – Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 – The community has voted and the second newly discovered beaver in the Bronx River has a name – Justin Beaver. Last week, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced the discovery of a second beaver living in the Bronx River and decided to let the community vote on a name. As it t...
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Study finds higher temperatures and higher precipitation levels mean greater harm caused by parasites to developing chicks NEW YORK (September 28, 2010)—A Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study on nesting birds in Argentina finds that increasing temperatures and rainfall—both side effects of climate change in some parts of the world—could be bad for birds of South America, but great for some of their parasites which thrive in warmer and wetter conditions. The study, which looked at nest...
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