David Villalobos was sentenced to a conditional discharge and is required to complete a year of mental health treatment.
The 17-pound cub is the first son of Leo, an orphaned snow leopard that was brought to the zoo after his mother and siblings were killed in Pakistan in 2005.
The zoo is now home to brown collared lemur, silver leaf langur and mandrill babies.
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Pattycake was born on Sept. 3, 1972 at the Central Park Zoo and lived there with her parents Kongo and Lulu. In 1983, she went to live at the Bronx Zoo. Two books were written about her.
Each of the chicks at the zoo hatched after about 70 days of incubation.
“Roses are red, violets are blue. Name a roach for your Valentine, courtesy of the Bronx Zoo.” That’s their message today.
For $10, you can name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after the one you love.
New York City’s Bronx zoo has a new resident that’s native to parts of Asia: a white-cheeked baby gibbon.
The Bronx district attorney’s office says David Villalobos was arraigned Friday and released until another court appearance March 12.
Five Chinese yellow-headed box turtles — considered to be one of the 25 most endangered turtles in the world — were hatched at the in the zoo’s Reptile House.
The search continued Sunday for a police impersonator, who flashed a badge and gun and robbed a man in the Bronx back in October.
David Villalobos was issued a desk appearance ticket, requiring his presence in court at a later date and charging him with criminal trespass and trespass, the NYPD said Saturday night.
The victim, identified as David Villalobos of Putnam County, suffered puncture wounds to his back and sustained a broken ankle and broken arm in the incident, police said. The NYPD originally indicated Villalobos had lost a leg.
The Wildlife Conservation Society estimates there are fewer than 3,200 tigers remaining in the wild, with only 1,000 of those breeding females.