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At our country's doorstep, WCS health experts are helping authorities investigate the smuggling of wildlife and its stowaway diseases.
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NEW YORK (April 14, 2010)—The Wildlife Conservation Society is working with partners on a study to prevent deadly diseases from entering New York through the illegal trade of such wildlife as apes, monkeys, and rodents. The study—focusing on detecting pathogens in wildlife products entering the New York City area—will be discussed by Dr. Kristine Smith of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Global Health Program at “Wildlife Conservation and Human Health,” the latest symposium in the WCS Fairfie...
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Get Ready for Fleece, Fun, and Wooly Wonders… Fluffy Wool Collected Goes to Those in Need Flushing, N.Y., April 8 – The warm weather has finally arrived which means it’s time for the annual Sheep Shearing Weekend, May 1 and 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo. This fleece-filled weekend of fun will feature live wool-processing demos, arts-and-crafts, and of course, the zoo’s wild and wooly sheep. The highlight of this event is seeing the she...
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Sibu, a male babirusa at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, spends a warm spring day in his exhibit at Zoo Center after taking a refreshing mud bath. These pigs live in tropical rainforests on only a few Indonesian Islands. Only male babirusas have long, backward curving upper tusks, but both sexes have lower tusks. Visitors to WCS’s Bronx Zoo can see Sibu on exhibit all summer, and more babirusas can be seen by taking the Wild Asia monorail which opens for the season on Saturday, Ma...
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WCS Bronx Zoo Education Department opens registration for activities and unique animal experiencesVisit http://bronxzoo.com/classes-and-programs.aspx to registerBronx, N.Y. – April X, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservations Society’s Bronx Zoo always offers zoo-goers an enchanting wildlife experience. For those kids that are serious about animals and want the opportunity to supercharge their zoo-going experience, WCS’s Bronx Zoo is bringing back its popular family and summer camp programs. Kids can le...
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From green-eyed frogs to Cuban crocodiles, a list of critically endangered species facing a range of threats, which could lead to their ultimate disappearance   List is featured in new book: State of the Wild NEW YORK (April 7, 2010) – The Wildlife Conservation Society released a list of critically endangered species dubbed the “Rarest of the Rare” – a group of animals most in danger of extinction, ranging from Cuban crocodiles to white-headed langurs in Vietnam. The list of a dozen animals...
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An Educational Sea Lion Encounter Program Begins for the Season  Brooklyn, NY (April 6, 2010) – Catch one of the daily Sea Lion Celebrations in the Aquatheater at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium. Afterwards, book a Sea Lion Encounter to ask questions and get up close with the personable sea lion celebrities. Visitors who sign up for the encounter will receive a meet-and-greet session with one of the Aquarium’s California sea lions. Encounters occur every day after t...
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Illegal hunting for meat and pet trade is wiping out critically endangered species Reports of “truckloads” of tortoises being shipped to local marketsEntire forests now devoid of tortoises   NEW YORK (April 5, 2010) –A team of biologists from the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reported today that Madagascar’s radiated tortoise – considered one of the most beautiful tortoise species – is rapidly nearing extinction due to ram...
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New animal babies greet zoo-goers; Baby Coquerel’s sifaka debuts at WCS’s Bronx Zoo Madagascar! exhibit This weekend’s entertainment includes children’s book author Matthew Van Fleet, Radio Disney Road Crew, Joanie Leeds, and MORE Bronx, N.Y. – April 5, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo today announced the arrival of Ares, a bouncy baby boy Coquerel’s sifaka. Ares is the son of father Emma and mother Kate and likes to ride on his mom’s back as she leaps from ...
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In Argentina, WCS has helped create a new marine park to protect the vulnerable rockhopper penguin—a funny-feathered bird known for its “Mohawk,” red eyes, and bright yellow spiky eyebrows.
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