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Congo Gorilla Forest, Children’s Zoo, Butterfly Garden, and other seasonal attractions ready for reopeningNew animal babies ready for their spring public debut; baby mandrill at Congo Gorilla ForestSpring line-up packed with family entertainment as the “Animal Tales Extravaganza” kicks offSpring/Summer season hours to resume *April 3, 2010 Bronx, N.Y. – March 29, 2010 – Saturday, April 3 marks the first day of spring at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo as the...
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Four New Lambs are Born Just in Time for Spring New York, N.Y., March 29, 2010 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of four new Jacob’s four-horned lambs. These adorable fluffy friends were born last week at the zoo and have been delighting visitors ever since. Two males were born to mom, Phoebe, while her sister, Emma, gave birth to a duo of females. All four cuddly creatures have a coat of downy black-and-white wool, but it’s easy to tell ...
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“This legislation represents the United States’ best chance to address the international conservation crisis head on, thereby preserving our health and security and preventing the extinction of millions of species worldwide.”WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 26, 2010 – John Calvelli, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, applauded the leadership of Reps. Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) with the introduction of H.R. 4959, the Global Conservation A...
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“Conservation of the Earth‘s wildlife and habitat is a global priority and requires nations to work together cooperatively since wildlife and wild places recognize no political boundaries.”   WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 25, 2010 – Today, John F. Calvelli, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies to advocate for essential funding for ...
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Second Annual “Run for the Wild” 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, Presented by Con EdisonTop individual and team fundraisers can win VIP animal encountersAll participants invited to meet-and-greet with former Pro Bowl running back, Tiki BarberGet a photo with the New York Yankee’s 2009 World Series trophy Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.org Event Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010 Bronx, N.Y. – March 23, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s second annu...
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Flushing, N.Y. – March 10, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is looking for a few animal lovers to join its volunteer team. 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 and educational wildlife-themed activities. Some exciting activities Queens Zoo volunteers will take part in include: Teach...
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Con Edison Presents the 2nd Annual 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Former Pro Bowl running back, Tiki Barber, returns as the Run for the Wild's official starter Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.org April 24, 2010 - Race Day Bronx, N.Y. – March 4, 2010 – Calling all runners and ath...
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"Naked" Cruise tests participants' ability to bear it all New York, NY – February 27, 2010 – The second annual "Naked" Polar Bear Cruise took place Saturday, February 27. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club and Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises invited participants to test how long they could withstand the chilly February temperatures in their bathing suits to raise money for the Wildlife Conservation Society. “The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is proud to partner with Circle Line Sightseein...
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Video: “Parrots Make Bad Secretaries: Save New York Jobs”When you hurt our state’s zoos, botanical gardens and aquariums, you hurt New York State’s communities and familiesAnyone remember Wednesday, the Porcupine? New York – February 17, 2010 – Today, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a home-made video to inspire New Yorkers to send a message to Albany to reject Governor Paterson’s proposal to cut by nearly 50 percent the funding for New York State’s 80 zoos, botanical...
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John was a world-renowned expert on crocodiles, alligators, anacondas, turtles and other species of reptiles and worked tirelessly throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia to ensure their protection and conservation.
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