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Snow Leopard Cubs Born At Central Park Zoo Make Their Debut

They currently weigh in at about 30 pounds each, but are expected to grow to 65-120 pounds.


Pink-eared and Spectacled Eider Ducklings (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Rare Waterfowl Hatch At Central Park Zoo

Duck, duck, goose! The Central Park Zoo is seeing a baby boom among rare and endangered waterfowl.


Gus the Central Park Zoo polar bear (Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society)

Central Park Zoo Polar Bear Gus Dies At 27

Gus lived a long life by polar bear standards. Male polar bears in zoos have a median life expectancy of less than 21 years, according to the WCS.


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.


Crested Coua chick hatched at Central Park Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Rare Crested Coua Chick Hatches At Central Park Zoo

With this successful hatching, the Central Park Zoo is only the fourth zoo in the U.S. to have successfully reared a coua chick.


Peacock (file/credit: Orlando Sierra/AFP/GettyImages)

Peacock Strutting The Streets Of Queens; No Reports Of Missing Peacock

Kew Gardens residents said the peacock’s been in the neighborhood for at least a week. Officials from a nearby zoo and botanical garden say they are not missing a peacock. So far, the colorful bird has eluded animal care and control officials.


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NYC Summer Streets Guide

The program aims to get New Yorkers to go green and get thinking about other ways to use the streets besides driving. In addition to getting some fresh air and exercise, don’t miss out on the top events this year.


Baby giraffe at Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

The 5 Best New York Spots to Spend A Summer Day With Your Family

With school out and longer days, it is the perfect time to take the family out to enjoy a beautiful sun-soaked day. This city boasts no shortage of fun for any family. From zoos to ballgames, it’s all-American excitement every day. Pack up the kids and head out to the best spots to spend a summer day with your family in New York.


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8 Baby Penguins Star As ‘The Real Chicks Of Central Park Zoo’

You’ve heard of the Real Housewives of New York. Now meet the Real Chicks of Central Park.


Irene Hope, born in a stable at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo, on Saturday, Aug. 27, as NYC braced for the roar of Hurricane Irene. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Lamb Born At Central Park Zoo As Irene Approached New York City

Amid all the chaotic preparations for Tropical Storm Irene, workers at the Central Park Zoo on Saturday found a lamb was born in a stable cuddled up against its mother. The lamb has been named Irene Hope.


Biru, a 1-year-old red panda, rests in a tree in his new home at the Central Park Zoo. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Central Park Zoo Welcomes 1-Year-Old Red Panda

You now have one more reason to go to the Central Park Zoo thanks to Biru, a 1-year-old red panda.


Peacock On Upper East Side (credit: CBS 2)

Peacock Back At Central Park Zoo A Day After Escaping To Fifth Avenue Luxury Building

Apparently the bird grew tired of the high-class digs this morning. It leaped from the ledge where it had been perched, and flew back to the zoo.


John Lahutsky, Andrei Sullivan, and Joe Girardi in Central Park - New York, NY - Jul 29, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

New York Yankees HOPE Week Reunites Childhood Orphan Friends Over A Decade Later

At 18-months-old John Lahutsky was declared incurable with cerebral palsy and didn’t see the outside of a Russian orphanage for years.


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Salvation Army Day Camp In East Harlem A Victim Of The Tough Economy

Jacob DeJesus had big plans for this summer. However, the gym he would have played ball in and the classrooms normally used for activities all sit empty, after the East Harlem day camp went dark for the first time in 24 years.


Ida, a polar bear at the Central Park Zoo, died at age 25. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Central Park Zoo’s Beloved Polar Bear Ida Dies At 25

Zoo officials say Ida was euthanized Friday after veterinarians determined she had liver disease brought on by cancer. Ida was 25.