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Participants run through Bronx Zoo during a past Run for the Wild. (credit: CBS 2)

Run For The Wild In Bronx Zoo Aims To Save Elephants From Poaching

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Run for the Wild gives people an opportunity to stay fit while helping endangered animals. The sixth-annual run will be held April 26 at the Bronx Zoo. John Calvelli, executive vice […]

04/13/2014

Twin Geoffroy's marmosets now on display at the Prospect Park Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher for the Wildlife Conservation Society)

Aww! Baby Marmoset Twins On Display At Prospect Park Zoo

The adorable duo, born in November, reside with their parents in the Animal in Our Lives building at the Prospect Park Zoo. This is the first set of Geoffroy’s marmosets to be born at the Brooklyn zoo.

02/04/2014

Grizzly and Brown Bear play in snow at Bronx Zoo (Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society)

PHOTO: Brown Bears Frolic In Fresh Snow At Bronx Zoo

A Grizzly and Brown bear playing in the snow at the Bronx Zoo “bearly” noticing the 8-degree temperatures.

01/22/2014

A sample of the six tons of ivory confiscated by the U.S. Fish and Wildfire Service, as seen in Colorado, Nov. 14, 2013 (credit: by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NY Lawmakers Seek Ban On Ivory Sales That ‘Support Organized Crime And Terrorism’

The Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation held a hearing on the issue Thursday. Wildlife officials said poaching is a local issue.

01/16/2014

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

(credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

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.

11/04/2013

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.

10/16/2013

Sea lions at the Prospect Park Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

4 Rescued West Coast Sea Lions Find New Homes At Brooklyn, Queens Zoos

The Wildlife Conservation Society says two new female sea lions are now on exhibit at its Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn. Two adult male sea lions from Oregon now live at the Queens Zoo.

09/03/2013

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

Queens Zoo Southern Pudu

Tiny Deer Born At Queens Zoo In Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

A member of the world’s smallest deer species was born this has been born at the Queens Zoo at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

07/08/2013

Rare domestic pigs make debut at Queens Zoo. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

Rare Domestic Pigs Make Debut At Queens Zoo

Three not-so-little piggies have a new home in Queens.

05/08/2013

Baby Elephants.

Eye On New York: A Big Weekend For The Bronx Zoo, A Motown Musical, And More

We also heard from the Wildlife Conservation Society about the dangers facing elephants, plus spring fashion trends, and a chance to mouth off to 1010 WINS reporter John Montone, in this week’s edition of Eye On New York.

04/28/2013

Arthur, Brooklyn and mom Ginger play in their pasture. (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher)

Babydoll Lambs Make Spring Debut At Prospect Park Zoo

Two lambs born last month at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn are a reminder that spring is in full swing.

04/15/2013

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

Maleo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Bronx Zoo Hatches Three Rare Maleo Chicks

Each of the chicks at the zoo hatched after about 70 days of incubation.

03/19/2013

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