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(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.


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.


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.


(credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


Tiger - File / Photo: WCS

Summit To Save The Tigers

Did you hear the interview with Dr. Steven Sanderson, the president and chief executive officer of the Wildlife Conservation Society?


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‘Justin Beaver’ Wins For Name Of New Bronx River Beaver

There’s going to be one less nameless beaver in the Bronx.


Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Piranhas Debut At Prospect Park Zoo

School is in session at the Prospect Park Zoo. Eighteen red and orange bellied piranhas have made their debut at the zoo’s Flooded Forest exhibit.

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