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Panorama of New York Harbor at dawn as seen from Chopper 880, April 10, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Researchers Examine Whale Found Dead In New York Harbor

Representatives from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, N.J. were in Jersey City on Wednesday, conducting a necropsy on the finback that weighs 55 to 60 tons.

04/16/2014

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

FILE - A horse drawn carriage passes a puddle in Central Park (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Necropsy Planned To Determine How Carriage Horse Died; Animal Cruelty Debate Resurfaces

A white horse collapsed and died Sunday around 9:30 a.m. as it trotted toward Central Park, according to the ASPCA.

10/24/2011

A whale is seen on the beach - Atlantic Beach, NY - Jun 9, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Large Whale Washes Ashore In Atlantic Beach, Long Island; Likely Hit By Passing Ship

A finback whale that washed up dead on a New York beach likely was killed when it was hit by a passing ship.

06/09/2011