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News from WCS's Zoos, Aquarium and Field Conservation Programs Across the Globe
WCS in the News
September 02, 2010
Vultures Circling Back to Life in Cambodia
Researchers report record numbers of vultures in Cambodia after a drug nearly wiped out these scavenging birds in Asia.
December 01, 2009
Flock to the Queens Zoo to See the Newest Avian Additions
Flushing, N.Y. – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of several new bobwhite quails, a type of bird related to turkeys and pheasants, native to North America. These beautiful birds, which are the first of its kind to live at the Queens Zoo, can be found in the zoo’s historic geodesic-domed aviary. Bobwhite quails have a natural woodland-hued plumage that helps keep them hidden from predators. Their bodies are brown with speckles of black, dark brow...
September 11, 2009
WCS's Bronx Zoo Debuts "Nature's Air Show"
Birds Take Over WCS's Bronx Zoo All September New York, N.Y. (September 11, 2009)- The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is debuting a brand new educational Birds of Prey flying show the weekends of September 12/13, 19/20, and 26/27. Eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures will be a part of the presentation during this special three-weekend event in the Bronx Zoo's Astor Court. Following the show, there will be an up-close viewing of these raptors. Presenters will be on hand to ...
August 11, 2009
This Fall Bronx Zoo Debuts Nature's Air Show
This Fall: Raptors are Happening at the Zoo New York, N.Y. - The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is debuting a brand new educational Birds of Prey flying show, September 12/13, 19/20, and 26/27.Eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures will be a part of the presentation during this special three-weekend event in the Bronx Zoo's Astor Court.Following the show, there will be an up-close viewing of these raptors of the wild. Presenters will be on hand to chat with visitors a...
March 18, 2009
Rare Vulture Returns to Cambodian Skies
NEW YORK (March 18, 2009)—After nearly dying from eating a poisoned animal carcass, a critically endangered white-rumped vulture was nursed back to health by wildlife veterinarians and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) and returned to the skies of Cambodia. The story is a small victory in a region where vultures of several species in Asia have become endangered due to a variety of causes. “Vulture ...
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