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Update On the Bronx Zoo on Tiger Which Tested Positive for COVID-19:  Nadia’s Condition Improving - Along with the Condition of the Other Tigers and Lions Which Had Similar Symptoms
New York, April 10, 2020 – The following update was issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo: We are pleased to report that since the USDA and Bronx Zoo made the announcement on Sunday that one of our female Malayan tigers tested positive for COVID-19, her condition continues to improve, along with the other three tigers and three African lions that exhibited similar symptoms. Nadia and the other cats are behaving normally, eating well, and their coughing is greatly re...
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A Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for COVID-19;  The Tiger and the Zoo’s Other Cats Are Doing Well at This Time
Bronx NY, April 5, 2020 -- The following information was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo: Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, has tested positive for COVID-19. She, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers, and three African lions had developed a dry cough and all are expected to recover. This positive COVID-19 test for the tiger was confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory, based in Ames, Iowa. We tested the cat out o...
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Study: Wild Tigers Struggle with Work/Life Balance

Scientists track a tigress in Russian Far East and learn there is lots of running around, wolfing down big meals, and then back home to watch the kids.

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Gearing Up for Reporting on CITES – A Cheat Sheet

All You Need to Know about the Aug. 17-28 Wildlife Trade Conference in Geneva, Switzerland

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WCS Congratulates India for Newly Expanded Protected Areas that Safeguard Macaques, Hornbills, Bats

WCS congratulates the Indian government for expanding protected areas in the wildlife-rich Western Ghats region to safeguard populations of endangered lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus), critically endangered Kolar leaf-nosed bats (Hipposideros hypophyllus), and other species.

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“WCS is grateful to Senators John Barrasso and Tom Carper and Reps. Alan Lowenthal and Don Young for their leadership on the WILD Act, and to Senators Lisa Murkowski and Maria Cantwell for including it in the bipartisan lands package. By extending the MSCF for 5 more years, the Congress is renewing its longstanding support for protecting the world’s iconic species—elephants, rhinos, tigers, great apes, marine turtles, and now tortoises and freshwater turtles.” 

– John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs

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New WCS Study Says Urbanization May Hold Key to Tiger Survival
A new WCS-led study published in the journal Biological Conservation says the future of tigers in Asia is linked the path of demographic transition—for humans. 
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The Rising Threat to Jaguars from the Demand for Their Body Parts

A new report on jaguars from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) warns of a rising demand for teeth, claws, skins and other body parts which could imperil jaguars in the same way tigers are threatened across Asia.

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WCS Offers Tribute to Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

The Wildlife Conservation Society mourns the loss of Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, one of the world’s foremost experts on big cats.

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Garden Pests that Can Eat You:  WCS Wild Seve Program Protects Farmers and Wildlife from Each Other
WCS’s Wild Seve program, which helps farmers living around India’s Bandipur and Nagarahole National Parks recoup losses of crops or livestock from tigers, leopards, elephants, and other protected wildlife, has just filed its 10,000th claim since the program launched in July, 2015.
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