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These curious dwarf mongoose pups take shelter in a hollow log in their new home at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The pups are two of the three recently born dwarf mongoose at WCS's Bronx Zoo. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, these dwarf mongooses are the smallest carnivores in Africa. The dwarf mongoose is a social creature that lives in small groups led by a dominant male and female. These three pups and their parents can be seen on exhibit in the Wildlife Conservation Societ...
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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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Brooklyn, NY, September 2, 2009 - The New York Aquarium is sad to report that Pacific walrus, Akituusaq, died September 1. The walrus died due to complications from pneumonia.During the past few days, Akituusaq had been under special care by Wildlife Conservation Society veterinarians and received round-the-clock attention. Working tirelessly, WCS staff closely monitored his status and provided dedicated medical care."We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved walrus Akituusaq and are pro...
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WCS veterinarians based at the Bronx Zoo find a way to help leopards, tigers, and other tough patients recover faster after surgery.
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WCS vets modify implant to give non-invasive pain relief to big cats after surgery NEW YORK (September 1, 2009)—Veterinarians from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and the University of Tennessee have found a solution to the challenge of providing effective pain relief to some of their most difficult patients: big cats.The answer: a surgically implanted, capsule-sized pump that provides continuous pain relief while the animal recovers from surgery, according to a new study a...
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Prehistoric Creature of the Deep at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium. Chambered Nautilus now on exhibit. Like the coelacanth, the nautilus has remained unchanged for over 400 million years and are considered living fossils. During prehistoric times, there were about 10,000 different species of nautilus, but only a small handful are known to survive today. The nautilus is closely related to other cephalopods such as the squid, cuttlefish, and octopus. Like most cephalopods, i...
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Natural Resource Conservation Service will use WCS songbird monitoring technique for stream assessments on private lands Millions of miles of streams in U.S. could benefit NEW YORK (August 18, 2009) – The results of a Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study that rapidly measures stream habitat have been adopted by a government agency working with private landowners to restore waterways throughout the U.S. The results of the study, which assess the relationship between streamside...
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Zoo Partners with Local Bike Business to Help Save the Environment Flushing, N.Y. (August 18, 2009) - The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is continuing its commitment to protecting the environment – this time through pedal power. The zoo has replaced electric-powered golf carts with heavy-duty, human-powered tricycles to transport equipment and animal food and supplies throughout the 11-acre facility. This eco-friendly move is environmentally and financially sound. The cost of ma...
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Millions of miles of streams, and the songbirds that depend on them, could benefit from new federal guidelines to help safeguard waterways.
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