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The Arakan forest turtle is discovered in dense bamboo forest in Myanmar Species previously known only by museum and captive specimens NEW YORK (September 3, 2009) – Known only by museum specimens and a few captive individuals, one of the world’s rarest turtle species – the Arakan forest turtle – has been observed for the first time in the wild by scientists according to a new report by the Wildlife Conservation So...
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WCS scientists discover the Arakan forest turtle, previously known only by museum and captive specimens, in a dense bamboo forest in Myanmar.
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Do you enjoy learning about wildlife? Would you enjoy sharing what you learn with others? Brooklyn, NY – The Prospect Park Zoo is welcoming applications for its Docent Program.  After completing an intensive training course, Prospect Park Zoo docents are able to lead group tours, interpret exhibits, present biofacts and other touchables at Discovery Stations, assist in our interactive Discovery Center, work at zoo special events, and teach visitors how to interact with alpacas...
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WCS scientists working in northern Alaska spot a shorebird originally tagged 8,000 miles away, in Victoria, Australia. The bar-tailed godwit flew the length of the Pacific in an epic journey that underscores the importance of this northern breeding ground.
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Other tagged long-distance migrants from Asia and South America also spotted NEW YORK (August 4, 2009) – WCS scientists studying shorebirds in western Arctic Alaska recently made a serendipitous discovery when they spotted a bar-tailed godwit with a small orange flag and aluminum band harmlessly attached to its legs.  Further research revealed that scientists in Australia had banded the bird and attached the flag near Victoria – more than 8,000 miles away. While banded birds are sometime...
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In a rugged region of Laos increasingly known for unusual wildlife discoveries, WCS scientists and their colleagues find a new “bald” songbird, dubbed the bare-faced bulbul.
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October through December, 2009 Brooklyn , NY – Exciting educational adventures await you and your family. Meet some of our incredible animals! To make a reservation, please call 718-399-7321. Barnyard Bonanza Experience the farm without leaving the city! Children will feed Aggie the cow and her barnyard companions, learn about farm life while making butter, and put hand to feather when they me...
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Discovery of new species marks first bald songbird discovered in mainland Asia “Bare-faced bulbul” is restricted to rugged region in Laos Project funded by Minerals and Metals Group NEW YORK – An odd songbird with a bald head living in a rugged region in Laos has been discovered by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Melbourne, as part of a project funded and managed by the mining company MMG (Minerals and Metals Group) that operates the Sepon cop...
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Bronx, NY June 27, 2009 - From the back, she looks like a zebra; in the middle, she looks like a donkey; and up front, her face resembles her closest relative - the giraffe.The okapi calf is called Mbaya. She lives with her mother, Kweli, in the Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Okapi Jungle and Ituri Field Camp in the Congo Gorilla Forest. The okapi are an integral part of this exhibit celebrating its ten-year anniversary.Mbaya was born this spring, weighing 65 pounds. She is the fourth calf born to he...
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Flushing, N.Y. – Planning a unique venue for your child’s birthday celebration? Consider the Queens Zoo, where, in addition to party hats, presents and cake, kids can learn about and discover the wild world of animals. Zoo birthday parties, which are available in different themes, are a fun combination of activities, crafts and visits to animal exhibits. Zoo educators conduct each party, and take care of all party needs. The best part is, kids can get up-close-and-personal with some live animal ...
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