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These mangroves home to one of world’s dolphin ‘hotspots’ NEW YORK (January 14, 2011)—Threatened dolphins in Bangladesh Sundarbans are getting a public awareness boost from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bangladesh Cetacean Diversity Project. The project is sponsoring an exhibition on dolphins for fishing communities along the world’s largest swath of coastal mangrove forest. The event —called the “Shushuk Mela” or “Dolphin Exhibition”—will run from January 15-31. The exhibition highlight...
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Family Overnights return after another sold-out year Zoo camps offer options for children ages 5–17 years old Register here: http://www.bronxzoo.com/classes-and-programs.aspx Bronx, N.Y. – January 12, 2011 –The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is now accepting summer camp registrations for the 2011 season. Zoo camps offer a variety of animal-themed programs for children ages 5 to 17.  Young ...
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WCS researchers working on a New York Seascape study discover a female sand tiger shark, missing all its fins, swimming through Delaware Bay. The conservationists call the discovery a disturbing reminder about the ongoing threats to vulnerable shark populations around the world.

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Young scientists, Bowie and Zoey, learn about Galapagos tortoises and their historyReaders can make their own field journalsVisit www.bronxzoo.com/bowieandzoey New York, NY – Dec. 8, 2010 –  The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo has teamed up with award-winning children’s book author Phyllis Shalant to present Bowie and Zoey’s Fantastic, Fun-Filled Field Journal: Galapagos Tortoise, an interactive online reading experience for kids. The children’s book gives readers a chance to le...
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Volunteer docents and guides enhance zoo-going experience Brooklyn, NY – December 3, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo announced today that it is welcoming new applications for its Discovery Guide and Docent Programs, which educate the public about the zoo’s animals and WCS’s conservation mission.   A basic volunteer training program, for teens and adults will run on Sundays, Jan. 23 – Feb. 13. Adults will follow with six additional classes on interpretation an...
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Low water levels threaten river dolphins, fish species, and macaws NEW YORK (November 12, 2010) – A wide range of wildlife – from pink river dolphins to macaws – are being adversely affected by the worst drought on record gripping the Peruvian Amazon, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which is monitoring Peru’s Samiria River.   WCS researchers are working with local communities in the 7,700-square-mile Pacaya Samiria National Reserve to observe how changes in water...
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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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Aquarium keeper acts as a surrogate mother to abandoned pup View the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NBQ_U0wojU Brooklyn, New York – Oct. 29, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is happy to announce that Tazo, an orphaned northern sea otter pup found stranded this summer in Homer, Alaska, is doing extremely well in his home at the aquarium and is almost ready to go on exhibit to meet the public. Tazo was separated fr...
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Wild adventures continue as fall/winter hours go into effect   New York, N.Y.- Oct. 24, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s wildlife parks – Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium – have announced that fall/winter hours will go into effect starting Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Each of the five WCS wildlife parks will now be open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily.   Although the days are shorter, there is still plenty to see at ...
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Dress up at the zoo on Halloween Eve and Halloween Festivities include treats for everyone – even the animals Brooklyn, N.Y.: The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo is hosting its annual Boo at the Zoo, a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza, all day Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31. Festivities include costumes, arts and crafts, and treats for the animals.   The baboon troop’s two-month old infants, Jabari and Azizi, will have their first chance to trick-...
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