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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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Contact: Mary Dixon: 718.220.3711, mdixon@wcs.orgSteve Fairchild: 718.220.5189, sfairchild@wcs.org
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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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Exciting New Sea Lion Encounter Program Brooklyn, NY – Imagine getting kissed and hugged by a California sea lion! Well that’s now possible in a new program that the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium has just begun. Go behind the scenes with our keepers and learn animal training techniques, help out in the kitchen and get a sea lion kiss. Your adventure begins with a 20-minute informational session. Here you will learn about the natural history of sea lions and the threats the...
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New York (July 7, 2009) -- A rare family moment for the great blue turaco photographed recently at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. This is the first known case of hand-reared turacos successfully raising chicks to fledglings. Great blue turacos are native to Central Africa. Read more about the turaco family. Contact Mary Dixon: 718.220.3711; mdixon@wcs.org The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so throug...
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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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Legislation Includes Critical Provisions to Fight Climate Change by Ensuring Preservation of World's Forests and Natural Resources Bill Directly Addresses Deforstation, Which results in One-fifth of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Landmark Vote Paves Way to Comprehensive Climate Change Policy WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2009)—The following statement was released by John F. Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs at the Wildlife Conservation Society regarding passa...
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Bronx Zoo Hosts Ten Days of Arts Workshops in Collaboration with the Museum for African Art at Dancing Crane Plaza  As part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit, the Wildlife Conservation Society – the zoo’s parent organization – is hosting ten days of craft-making workshops in collaboration with the Museum for African Art. The workshops, which will take place at the Bronx Zoo’s Dancing Crane Plaza, are based on artistic traditions from th...
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Exhibit Turns 7 Million Visitors into Conservationists The Bronx Zoo Congo Gorilla Forest Exhibit Showcases How Zoo and Global Conservation Field Work Can Make a Difference Together Come Celebrate with the Gorillas: Educational and Fun Activities Scheduled in June and July Bronx, NY – June 24, 2009 – WCS announced today that the Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, has raised more than $10.6 million which has gone directly to fund the c...
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