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A Chinese big-headed turtle at the Prospect Park Zoo. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Endangered Turtles Hatch At Prospect Park Zoo

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.

12/16/2013

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.

08/28/2013

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

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

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