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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Elephant Ivory (Credit: Juliet Papa)

Wildlife Groups Outraged After 2 Manhattan Jewelers Plead Guilty To Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory

A string of pearls, a wise owl and a smiling Buddha were all part of one of the largest seizures of illegal ivory ever in New York State, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said.

07/12/2012

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Rescued California Sea Lion Finds New Home At Bronx Zoo

The female California sea lion took the cross-country trip to her new home at the Bronx Zoo after wildlife officials determined she had become habituated to humans and could not be released back into the wild.

06/28/2012

Chacoan Peccarie (credit: Julie Larsen Maher)

Rare Chacoan Peccaries, a.k.a. Cute Pigs, Make New Home At Queens Zoo

Visitors are going hog-wild for a new species at the Queens Zoo.

05/01/2012

FILE - Visitors observe Wolf's monkeys at the Congo Gorilla Forest at the Bronx Zoo (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Bronx Zoo’s Monkey House Closed Indefinitely

A sign on the doors of the historic building says monkeys can be seen at its World of Birds, Congo Gorilla Forest and Jungle World.

03/01/2012

Tazo the sea otter with a pumpkin (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

New York Aquarium Residents Get Special Halloween Treats

Tazo the sea otter was one of many aquarium residents to receive a pumpkin to snack on ahead of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s “Ascarium” festivities.

09/28/2011

Aggie (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

Aggie, Dexter Cow At Prospect Park Zoo, Dies At 18

A beloved cow at the Prospect Park Zoo is moo-ving on to greener pastures. “Aggie will be greatly missed,” said Denise McClean, zoo director. She had a big personality and loved the attention.”

09/07/2011

Photo Of Egyptian Cobra (Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo)

Bronx Zoo Wants You To Name The Egyptian Cobra

Think you’ve got the perfect name for the Egyptian cobra? Then, the Bronx Zoo wants to hear it.

04/02/2011

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