There are now 15 Chinese big-headed turtles at the Bronx and Prospect Park Zoos, the largest collection of the species in any AZA-accredited zoo.
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.
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.
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.
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.