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New York – June 3, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo is saddened to report that its beloved polar bear, Ida, died today at an advanced age. At 25 years old, Ida was an older bear. Polar bears live in the wild an average of 18 years. She was euthanized this morning by WCS veterinarians after determining she had liver disease brought on by cancer. Central Park Zoo keepers were given an opportunity to share quiet time with her before the procedure. Ida was born in the Buf...
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Photo: Nala, Shani, and Adamma stand with their father, M’wasi at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. The three young African lions have grown to more than 150 lbs each since they made their public debut one year ago. The entire family can be seen in the zoo’s African Plains exhibit which opened 70 years ago this month.   Pictured left to right – Nala (female), Shani (male), Adamma (female), and M’wasi (father).   Download the video here: BronxZoo Lion Cub Update May 2011 Final .mo...
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p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }  Enjoy the aquarium and Luna Park at a 20 percent savings Brooklyn, N.Y. – There is no better time to experience Coney Island than this summer. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium and Luna Park are now offering Thrills and Gills, a new online combo ticket that gives visitors a full-day Coney Island experience with 20 percent...
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Specialized Save Vanishing Species Stamps Will Benefit Existing Wildlife Protection Funds at No Cost to American Taxpayers   WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2011) – America got its first look today at a new wildlife stamp that will be issued by the U.S. Postal Service in September 2011 to benefit international wildlife conservation. Net proceeds from sale of the Save Vanishing Species stamp, which fea...
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Edith and Katie make a splash New York, NY – May 6, 2011- Two young, female California sea lions have a new home at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo. Edith, 9 months, was born at WCS’s New York Aquarium, and Katie, 2 years, was born at WCS’s Bronx Zoo. Both are named in honor of long-standing WCS trustees—Edith McBean and Katherine L. (Katie) Dolan. The two new youngsters join Scooter, 25, and April, 20, in the sea lion court. Edith and K...
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WCS is evaluating whether forest fragmentation and other land-use changes make wildlife species, as well as livestock more susceptible to infectious diseases NEW YORK (March 23, 2011)—Veterinarians from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the State Institute of Animal Health (IAGRO) in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil have conducted one of the first health assessments of white-lipped peccaries (medium-sized pig-like animals) in Brazil’s Pantanal. The study was an effort to gauge the impact of Lepto...
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2, 2010) – The U.S. Senate is poised to eliminate funding for the U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs (FSIP) within the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution. The program, which represents less than one-tenth of one percent of the federal budget, protects U.S. timber markets from the flow of illegal logging abroad and works with China and Russia to address such invasive species as Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Gypsy moth, both of which threaten million...
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WCS partners with local groupsto protect elephant seals, albatrosses, penguins, and other marine wildlife in Admiralty Sound Results of expedition will help safeguard this coastal region NEW YORK (February 25, 2011)—The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other partners have concluded a scientific survey of an icy, remote fjord on the southern tip of  South America, home to seals, penguins, albatrosses, whales, and o...
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Open-access website uses technology to merge wildlife and human health surveillance NEW YORK (February 9, 2011)— Health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, the University of California at Davis, EcoHealth Alliance, and other members of PREDICT have publicly launched a web-based, open-access map to help governments and health agencies track emerging infectious diseases across the world. Announced at this week’s International...
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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Announces One-of-a-Kind Gift Zoo houses thousands hissing cockroaches in its Madagascar exhibit   NEW YORK (February 9, 2011) – Forget diamonds, roses, or chocolates.  The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo announced today a light-hearted, one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift: naming one of the zoo’s famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches after a loved one, sweetheart, mother...
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