Central Park Zoo

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.

09/01/2011

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.

08/15/2011

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.

08/03/2011

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.

07/29/2011

(credit: CBS 2)

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.

07/07/2011

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.

06/04/2011

Gavel (credit: CBS 2)

Conn. Man Sentenced In NYC Class-Trip Groping Case

A Connecticut father’s drinking problem spurred his admitted groping of a fifth-grade girl on a school field trip, a judge said Monday as he sentenced the man to six months he’s already served in jail and a decade of probation.

12/20/2010

(Photo: Julie Larsen Maher)

Central Park Zoo Welcomes 2 Mongoose Litters

The latest additions to the Central Park Zoo are eight mongoose pups.

10/28/2010

Brusier at the Central Park Zoo

Manhattan's Best Fun For Kids

When people call Manhattan “the center of the universe”, we find it hard to disagree. The diversity of people, businesses and entertainment options are unparalleled. There is just so much to see and to do! […]

07/28/2010

Brusier at the Central Park Zoo

Manhattan’s Best Fun For Kids

When people call Manhattan “the center of the universe”, we find it hard to disagree. The diversity of people, businesses and entertainment options are unparalleled. There is just so much to see and to do! […]

07/28/2010

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