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New York, NY – July 10, 2009 – It may be summer but two of New York’s BIGGEST residents are keeping it cool. Gus and Ida, polar bears at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo, aren’t affected by the heat. They keep their cool with giant pools; air conditioned dens, misters, ice cubes and other icy treats. And now zoo guests can get a taste of the animals’  “chilly” lifestyle on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2 during the annual “Chill Out!” event.   The double-day event will fe...
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Discover the world of wildlife and help prepare animal snacks at the zoo’s annual Animal Antics Weekend  Flushing Meadows, N.Y. – Ever wonder how far a puma can jump? Or how high a bear can climb? Maybe you’ve been curious about some of the world’s fastest animals? Queens Zoo visitors can discover these and other amazing animal facts through games, crafts and more at the zoo’s Animal Antics event, Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   The exciting line-up of activities ...
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WCS scientists track a new subspecies of tamarin in an isolated region of the upper Amazon. Despite the remoteness of its habitat, the monkey is threatened by development in the region.
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New sub-species emerges within isolated region in upper Amazon Proposed dams and other regional development threaten the newly found tamarin  New York (July 7, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery of a new monkey in a remote region of the Amazon in Brazil. The monkey is related to saddleback tamarins, which include several species of monkeys known for their distinctively marked backs. The newly describe...
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LANDMARK EXHIBIT CHANGED ZOO DESIGN WORLDWIDE JOIN US FOR FIVE WEEKS OF FUN-FILLED ACTIVITIES! The celebratory activities are on Fridays and Saturdays for five weeks beginning the weekend of June 19th and 20th and extending through July 17th and 18th Presented by Bank of America (Note to Media: If you would like to interview zoo experts on the significance of the design of the Congo Gorilla Forest or the WCS work to protect gorillas worldwide, please call our ...
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Researchers from WCS find nests made by eastern lowland gorillas outside of their known range in the Itombwe forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society Find Signs of Eastern Lowland Gorillas Outside of Known Range NEW YORK (June 10, 2009)—Scientists from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery that the world’s least known gorilla—the eastern lowland gorilla or Grauer’s gorilla—survives in previously unexplored forests of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Specifically, researchers from WCS working in the forests of DR Congo’s Itombwe regi...
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Flushing, N.Y. – The Queens Zoo is looking for a few good animal lovers to join its volunteer team. Becoming a volunteer with the zoo’s education department means teaching schoolchildren and other zoo visitors about animals through guided tours, assisting with special programs and events, speaking at narrated feedings, and leading arts and crafts activities. Queens Zoo volunteers also get the opportunity to get involved in a variety of special events that take place at the zoo, including the ann...
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Scientists discover the world’s largest nesting population of leatherback sea turtles on the beaches of Gabon. The finding offers new hope for the future of this endangered species.
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On 400th anniversary of New York City’s discovery, WCS looks back—and into the future—of Manhattan’s natural heritage Mannahatta book, Museum of the City of New York exhibition, interactive website, and walking tours are part of year-long celebration New York (April 20, 2009) – The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today the official launch of Mannahatta, a project revealing Manhattan Island as it appeared on the fateful day explorer Henry Hudson arrived in 1609. WCS’s Mannahatta Project w...
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