Wildlife Conservation Society

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

(credit: Julie Larsen Maher)

Storm-Damaged New York Aquarium To Partially Reopen This Spring

The aquarium has been closed since Oct. 29, when the storm surge came over and under the Coney Island Boardwalk, flooding all the buildings at the 14-acre park.

02/26/2013

(credit: WCS)

Bronx Zoo Wants You To Name A Cockroach For Valentine’s Day

“Roses are red, violets are blue. Name a roach for your Valentine, courtesy of the Bronx Zoo.” That’s their message today.

02/14/2013

Baby Gibbon at the Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

Cute Alert! Bronx Zoo Shows Off First Baby Gibbon Born There In 12 Years

New York City’s Bronx zoo has a new resident that’s native to parts of Asia: a white-cheeked baby gibbon.

01/17/2013

Crested Coua chick hatched at Central Park Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Rare Crested Coua Chick Hatches At Central Park Zoo

With this successful hatching, the Central Park Zoo is only the fourth zoo in the U.S. to have successfully reared a coua chick.

10/22/2012

(credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

Siberian Tiger Cubs Debut At Bronx Zoo

The Wildlife Conservation Society estimates there are fewer than 3,200 tigers remaining in the wild, with only 1,000 of those breeding females.

09/05/2012

(credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

Bronx Zoo Reveals First-Ever Genetically Pure Bison Calf Produced By Embryo Transfer

It’s being hailed as a breakthrough that may help restore the genetically pure bison population.

08/30/2012

(credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

Southern White Rhinos Make Debut At Bronx Zoo

The two rhinos are brothers and weigh about 4,000 pounds. They’re still growing and are expected to weigh about 7,000 pounds as adults.

08/22/2012

Rendering for the Ocean Wonders: Sharks! building at the New York Aquarium (credit: The Portico Group)

Bloomberg Unveils Design For New Aquarium Building

On Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the $127 million design for the new “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” building.

08/17/2012

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