Bronx Zoo

Silver Lear Langur and baby  (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society)

Bronx Zoo Debuts Three Primate Babies

The zoo is now home to brown collared lemur, silver leaf langur and mandrill babies.

06/26/2013

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5 Great Stargazing Experiences In NYC

Hard as it might be to believe, you can see plenty of stars in New York City that aren’t on Broadway or in the movies. Plus, you don’t even need to bring your own telescope (or autograph book). Read on for our five favorite stargazing experiences.

05/13/2013

A photo of Pattycake from 2010.
(Photo: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society)

Pattycake, First Gorilla Born In NYC, Dies At 40

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.

04/01/2013

Maleo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Bronx Zoo Hatches Three Rare Maleo Chicks

Each of the chicks at the zoo hatched after about 70 days of incubation.

03/19/2013

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Bronx Zoo Wants You To Name A Cockroach For Valentine’s Day

“Roses are red, violets are blue. Name a roach for your Valentine, courtesy of the Bronx Zoo.” That’s their message today.

02/14/2013

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Say ‘I Love You’ By Naming A Cockroach For Your Valentine

For $10, you can name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after the one you love.

02/04/2013

Baby Gibbon at the Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

Cute Alert! Bronx Zoo Shows Off First Baby Gibbon Born There In 12 Years

New York City’s Bronx zoo has a new resident that’s native to parts of Asia: a white-cheeked baby gibbon.

01/17/2013

David Villalobos on Jan. 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Man Who Jumped Into Tiger Den At Bronx Zoo Pleads Not Guilty

The Bronx district attorney’s office says David Villalobos was arraigned Friday and released until another court appearance March 12.

01/11/2013

A Chinese Yellow-headed box turtle. (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Rare Turtles Hatched At Bronx Zoo

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.

12/17/2012

Police Impersonator

Search On For Police Impersonator Who Robbed, Shot Man In The Bronx

The search continued Sunday for a police impersonator, who flashed a badge and gun and robbed a man in the Bronx back in October.

12/02/2012

David Villalobos (credit: Facebook)

Man Mauled At Bronx Zoo Wanted To ‘Be One With The Tiger'; Charged With Trespassing

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.

09/22/2012

An aerial view of the tiger's den at the Bronx Zoo. (credit: CBS 2)

Man Suffers Critical Injuries After Jumping Into Tiger’s Den At Bronx Zoo

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.

09/21/2012

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Siberian Tiger Cubs Debut At Bronx Zoo

The Wildlife Conservation Society estimates there are fewer than 3,200 tigers remaining in the wild, with only 1,000 of those breeding females.

09/05/2012

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Bronx Zoo Reveals First-Ever Genetically Pure Bison Calf Produced By Embryo Transfer

It’s being hailed as a breakthrough that may help restore the genetically pure bison population.

08/30/2012

(credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

Southern White Rhinos Make Debut At Bronx Zoo

The two rhinos are brothers and weigh about 4,000 pounds. They’re still growing and are expected to weigh about 7,000 pounds as adults.

08/22/2012

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