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‘Tis the Season:  Bronx Zoo’s Holiday Lights Returns  With New Displays and Experiences for 2022
Bronx, NY – Oct. 28, 2022 – The opening of Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo marks the unofficial start to the New York City holiday season. The family-favorite tradition opens to the public on Friday, November 18 and will run on select dates through Jan. 8. Holiday Lights is a fully outdoor experience. The six lantern trails have been reimagined and more than 70 new lanterns/30 new species have been added for 2022. In all, there are more than 360 wildlife-themed lanterns representi...
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Bronx Zoo Sends 36 Rote Island Snake-Necked Turtles to Singapore Zoo As Breeding Program Reaches Important Milestone
Bronx, NY – Sept. 27, 2022 – The Bronx Zoo is working with other zoos and partners toward a major milestone in the conservation of the Rote Island (pronounced RO-tee) snake-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi). Thirty-six zoo-bred turtles left the Bronx Zoo today bound for Mandai Wildlife Group’s Singapore Zoo as part of a collaboration that will eventually introduce the animals to their native range in Indonesia where the species is functionally extinct. The spe...
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NEW! Dinosaurs In Darkness: The Hatching - The Bronx Zoo’s First-Ever After Dark Haunted Experience
Bronx, NY – Sept. 14, 2022 – Boo at the Zoo is a fall tradition at the Bronx Zoo and the seasonal celebration it is set to return in October. The Halloween-themed event annually marks the unofficial start of the fall season with seasonal activities and performances that transform the zoo. New for 2022, the Bronx Zoo is adding an after-hours event – Dinosaurs in Darkness: The Hatching. This is the zoo’s first-ever Halloween nighttime event for older audiences. Dinosaurs...
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SLIDESHOW: Bronx Zoo Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Iconic 'World of Birds' Exhibit
Bronx, NY - June 16, 2022 - This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bronx Zoo's World of Birds. This iconic building—designed for both form and function—has connected millions of people to birds, nature, and conservation. As an organization, WCS has been a leader in bird conservation for more than 100 years. Today, dedicated professionals in our zoos, aquarium, and nearly 60 countries around the world are committed to ensuring that legacy continues long into...
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Bronx Zoo Bison Join Osage Nation Herd in Oklahoma
Bronx, NY – May 13, 2022 – Three male and three female Bronx Zoo-born American bison (commonly called buffalo) have been transferred to the Osage Nation in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. This week, those bison joined the nearly 200 bison that make up the resident Osage herd on their 43,000-acre ranch and will bolster the genetic diversity in the Osage herd. This move is a significant step in a new partnership between the Bronx Zoo and the Osage Nation. It is the culmination of years of work ...
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Bronx Zoo Hosts 14th Annual WCS Run for the Wild
Bronx, NY – April 30, 2022 – The event that marks the official start of spring/summer in New York City – The WCS Run for the Wild – returned to the Bronx Zoo today for the 14th consecutive year. Thousands ran, jogged, and walked through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in support of wildlife conservation. Each year the WCS Run for the Wild is dedicated to an animal in need of conservation support to raise awareness of threats they face. This year the...
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WCS Zoological Health Program Awarded Grant from Zoetis Foundation for Veterinary Residency Program
April, 12, 2022 - The Wildlife Conservation Society was awarded a grant in support of the Zoological Health Program, based at the Bronx Zoo, for a veterinary residency in zoological medicine and surgery. The successful program will now have three full-time veterinary residents working to ensure the health and welfare of animals in the 5 WCS wildlife parks in New York City - Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo. Read the press release from Zoe...
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Ancient History Meets Present Day: Dinosaur Safari NOW OPEN at Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY – April 12, 2022 – Some of the largest animals that ever roamed the Earth have returned and are now on exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. The Dinosaur Safari is back with MORE dinosaurs than ever before in a new experience that will immerse visitors in a recreation of a world that disappeared millions of years ago. This is the first time the Bronx Zoo has featured its popular Dinosaur Safari since 2019 and there are some exciting changes for the 2022 season. For the first time, t...
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WCS Run for the Wild: Registration Open for New York’s Premiere Spring Event
Bronx, NY – March 9, 2022 – The event that marks the official start of spring/summer in New York City is officially accepting registrations. The 14th annual Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Run for the Wild run/walk at the Bronx Zoo is returns on Saturday, April 30 at the Bronx Zoo. Each year the WCS Run for the Wild is dedicated to an animal or family of animals in need of conservation support to raise awareness of threats they face. This year’s event is dedicated to hor...
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A First for the Bronx! 6 Komodo Dragons Hatch at Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY – December 9, 2021 – Six Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) have hatched at the Bronx Zoo, the first time this species has successfully bred in the 122-year history of the zoo. The successful breeding is the result of years of work by the zoo’s Herpetology Department staff.  Keepers have to carefully monitor the adult Komodos when they are paired for mating as courtship behaviors can sometimes become aggressive. After a successful introduction, the pair o...
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