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FASHION WEEK: WCS Salutes Ten Favorite Wildlife Fashionistas

  • From tuxedoed penguins to runway-ready jellyfish
  • Finned, feathered, and furry fashion icons of the animal kingdom

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NEW YORK (Sept. 10, 2015) – Just in time for Fashion Week, WCS has released its own list of wildlife fashionistas.  We salute these finned, feathered, and furry fashion icons of the animal kingdom:

1.)    One thing about the world’s 17 species of penguins, no matter what, every occasion calls for a tux.  Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS 

2.)    The world‘s most colorful mammal, the male mandrill (left) dazzles in red and blue.  Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

3.)    You call it a rainbow bush locust; we call it fabulous. Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

4.)    This Victoria crowned pigeon’s fascinator is, well, fascinating. Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

5.)    Coral snake: a killer on the runway; never has danger been so pretty.  Photo Credit: Mileniusz Spanowicz/WCS

6.)    Cuttlefish: always ready to blend in or stand out… Photo Creidt: Dennis De Mello/WCS


7.)    Palawan Peacock Pheasant: the male's spectacular plumage is always runway ready. Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS


8.)    Flower hat jellyfish: the chapeau of this jolly jelly is straight from Lady Gaga’s wardrobe. Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS


9.)    Dart frogs: Sultry polka dots are so in this year.  Photo Credit: Bill Meng/WCS


10.)Only okapi look good in Zubaz. Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher


Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. VISION: WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in more than 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City,  visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: www.wcs.org; http://www.facebook.com/TheWCS; http://www.youtube.com/user/WCSMedia  Follow: @thewcs.