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Bronx Zoo Kicks Off Annual Toy Drive For Military Families

Everyone is getting into the holiday spirit– even the animals at the zoo. Well, sort of.

11/21/2014

Humpback whale feeding less than six miles from New York City. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society )

Humpback Whale Spotted 6 Miles From NYC

The Wildlife Conservation Society has released a photo of a majestic humpback whale feeding in the Atlantic Ocean just a few miles from New York City.

08/28/2014

Two rare snow leopard cubs (Panthera uncia) make their public debut at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society)

Cute Alert! Snow Leopard Cubs Make Public Debut At Bronx Zoo

The male cubs were born on May 6 and are now on exhibit with their mother in the Himalayan Highlands, the Wildlife Conservation Society said.

08/19/2014

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Giant Tortoises Debut At Bronx Zoo

The two males weigh in at 400 and 600 pounds.

08/14/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton poses with her new book, "Hard Choices" during a book signing at a Barnes & Noble on June 10, 2014 in Union Square.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Returns To NYC To Continue Book Tour

Clinton’s first book tour stop in Union Square on Tuesday morning attracted around 1,000 people.

06/12/2014

A Canvasback duck December 21, 2011 at the Bronx Zoo in New York. (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Bronx Zoo Set To Host Special Birdwatching Event

he Bronx Zoo this weekend is showing off its birds – not just the ones the zoo keeps, but the ones who are merely passing through too.

05/16/2014

World's smallest deer born at Queens Zoo (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

World’s Smallest Deer Species Born At Queens Zoo

The female fawn weighed one pound at birth, and could reach 20 pounds as an adult.

05/16/2014

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

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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

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