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The Unfluffy Truth about Pallas' Cats at Prospect Park Zoo
http://www.prospectparkzoo.com Do I look fat in this fur? Animal myth-buster Crystal DiMiceli, wild animal keeper at the Prospect Park Zoo, delivers the verdict on Brooklyns fluffiest felines, Alexandra and Nicholas.
Adorable Lion Cub Debuts at the Bronx Zoo
http://www.bronxzoo.com http://twitter.com/thebronxzoo Lion parents Sukari and M'wasi have their paws full with Moxie, the first cub, whose name says it all. Moxie is also the first lion cub born at the Bronx Zoo in more than 30 years.
Bronx Zoo Bears Play with Pumpkins
http://www.bronxzoo.com/boo To the Bronx Zoo's brown bears, pumpkins are for eating and batting around, not decorating or carving. Watch them roll, taste, and splash around with their Halloween treats.
Snow Day for Glacier and the Gang
http://www.bronxzoo.com Bear pile-up! Our brown bear youngsters loved every minute of the December 2010 blizzard in New York. Watch them plow through the white stuff and make giant snow angels.
Bronx Zoo Gorillas Celebrate with Cupcakes!
http://www.bronxzoo.com New Yorks cupcake craze has swept the Bronx Zoo—and the gorillas have a major sweet tooth! These tasty enrichment treats help kick off the zoos celebration of the tenth anniversary of Congo Gorilla Forest.
WCS Brand Manifesto: We Stand For Wildlife
http://wcs.org The world is changing. We can no longer do conservation as usual. Today, as we unveil our new strategy to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions — home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity — one important shift for us includes inspiring millions to join us as conservation champions. Our new website and logo will help us engage many more as We Stand for Wildlife. What will remain the same is our biggest strength: The relentless commitment of an extraordinary, dedicated staff to sound science, measurable results, and pragmatic conservation in our zoos and aquarium in NYC and our field programs across the globe. Join us in this effort at wcs.org.
We Stand for Wildlife | WCS
http://wcs.org As human beings, we connect to nature with a force as strong as the pull of gravity. We depend on nature. Zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, national parks, the conservation movement—indeed, the Wildlife Conservation Society—were all created with a desire to maintain and strengthen that connection. Our human footprint keeps growing. In the time since the Renaissance, the global human population has grown from a half billion to over seven billion. By 2050 that number could reach 10 billion, filling nearly all the lands and scouring nearly all the seas. Our movements and actions are—and will continue to be—the prevailing reality for every other living thing on the planet. More than half of the people on the planet live in cities, where zoos and aquariums provide a window into nature. Our demands for food and water have a global reach; our choices have an impact on the planet. Amidst these exploding pressures on our Earth and its limited resources, we have developed a strategy that we call WCS: 2020. We launched a new website, brand identity, and logo to support it. The "W" stands for wildlife. Saving wildlife is our history and our future. With this strategy, we renew our commitment to the protection of the world's wildlife. We Stand for Wildlife Produced and written by Natalie Cash Edited by Jeff Morey Filmed by Jacob Steinberg | CosmoVision Media Narrated by Robert Simone | Studio Center Narration recorded by Chris Arbisi | Studio Center Music by Terry Devine-King | Audio Network Additional footage provided by Andy Brandy Casagrande IV, Graham Harris, Jeff Morey, Mark Petersson and David Rochkind Aerial Photography by Mark Petersson
A Bird Like No Other: Bringing Up Maleos
http://www.bronxzoo.com After carefully recreating the conditions needed for incubation, zoo ornithologists helped our rare maleos hatch three chicks. The little ones bring our total tally to nine. After watching the video, visit the adults in the World of Birds, the only home for maleos. outside of Indonesia,
Prospect Park Zoo Red Panda Cubs | WCS
http://prospectparkzoo.com Drop everything – Prospect Park Zoo's got red panda cubs! The duo is super active exploring their exhibit, stop by and visit.
Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure Aerial Courses
A Way Forward on the Horizon
The Bronx Zoo Tiger Cubs' First Blizzard
Miss Sasha the Amur tiger and her three cubs don't seem to mind a little—or a lot—of the white stuff. Watch them pounce through the snow drifts.
Gharial Conservation at the Bronx Zoo
http://bronxzoo.com BRONX, NEW YORK – April 5, 2017 – The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo recently added eight Indian gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) to the river habitat in JungleWorld, and they made their public debut just in time for Spring Break in New York City. This is the first time the Bronx Zoo has exhibited the species since 1992. JungleWorld opened in 1985 and is one of the marquee exhibits at the Bronx Zoo. It is an award-winning indoor Asian rainforest that features several multi-species habitats that create a total immersion experience for guests. Gharial are a slender-snouted crocodilian native to northern Indian subcontinent. They are classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Eighty percent of the remaining world population live in the Chambal River in India – the last stronghold for the species. WCS has been supporting gharial conservation initiatives in India since the 1970s and continues to sponsor the Gharial Telemetry Project through the Gharial Conservation Alliance, which is managed by the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust Center for Herpetology (MCBT). Through protection and study of gharials in the Chambal Sanctuary, scientists now have a better understanding of how these evolutionarily unique crocodilians use their environment and the threats they face. Additionally, the project has identified key feeding, nesting and breeding areas for the species. The eight gharials in JungleWorld were hatched at the MCBT and brought to the Bronx Zoo as part of the ongoing conservation partnership.
Bronx Zoo Gorilla Babies 2015
Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz "Animals and MCs" | Bronx Zoo
http://www.bronxzoo.com/boogiedown Bronx legends Grandmaster Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz have created an audio track called "Animals and MCs" as part of a new springtime event called "Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo." The track includes sounds from many Bronx Zoo animals including lions, gorillas, sea lions, elephants and rattlesnakes. "Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo’" opened on April 21 and continues weekends through June 3, including Memorial Day. Buy tickets at bronxzoo.com Special Thanks to Windows of Hip Hop Produced by the Bronx Zoo in collaboration with Cutters Studios
New York Aquarium Pacu | WCS
The Mannahatta Project
http://www.themannahattaproject.org WCS landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson takes a new look at Manhattans ecological past, its present, and its future during this 400th anniversary of explorer Henry Hudsons arrival in New York.
Presents to the Pallas Cats at Prospect Park Zoo
www.prospectparkzoo.com Whats in store for the Prospect Park Zoos Pallas cats this holiday season? Nicholas and Alexandra get a jump on the festivities by jumping into their presents.
An Elephant's Tale: The Matriarch | WCS
http://www.96elephants.org Elephants — so different in form yet with an inner life that rivals our own. This short video tells the tale of a single elephant, but provides powerful testimony to the experience of the species as a whole at this crucial moment in their existence. Together, we must not be generation that lets elephants disappear. An Elephant's Tale: The Matriarch Produced and written by Natalie Cash Shot and edited by Jeff Morey Narrated by Dr. Nyawira Muthiga Original music and sound design by Brian Aumueller/Mekanical Color editing by Josh Kanuck Still image by Julie Larsen Maher Narration recorded by Eric Musyoka/Decimal Studios Additional footage provided by Paul Elkan, J. Michael Fay, Cristián Samper, Andrea Turkalo, Kevin Bachar/Pangolin Pictures and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Special Thanks to Margaret Kinnaird and Sandy Odour, Mpala Research Centre
The Penguins of Punta Tombo
http://www.wcsrunforthewild.org Dr. Dee Boersma gives a tour of her work site on the coast of Patagonia, describing the talkative birds we know and love, how they help us, and how we can help them.
Jell-O Enrichment for Squirrel Monkeys at the Bronx Zoo
http://www.bronxzoo.com In the Bronx Zoos Monkey House, squirrel monkeys receive a holiday treat unlike anything theyve seen-or felt-before. Keepers offer them Jell-O with blueberries, a jiggly concoction that immediately stimulates their foraging instincts. Come visit the monkeys during daily primate training demonstrations at 2:30 p.m.
Little Penguin Chick | Bronx Zoo
Thundering Plains: How the Wildlife Conservation Society...
The true story of how the Wildlife Conservation Society Saved the American Bison from Extinction. (AS INTERPRETED BY SOCK PUPPETS)
Ostriches at the Bronx Zoo
http://www.bronxzoo.com http://www.twitter.com/thebronxzoo Meet Daisy and Virginia, big birds with even bigger personalities. Bronx Zoo keeper Tim Mohl introduces the ostrich pair as he makes his way through the African Plains. The birds share their quarters with even bigger-necked animals—the giraffes!
Rock Wallabies at Prospect Park Zoo
Http://www.prospectparkzoo.com Brooklyn gets a dose of the Down Under with a new trio of yellow-footed rock wallabies hopping about the Prospect Park Zoo. They share their digs on Discovery Trail with kangaroos, Bennetts wallabies, and a pair of emu.
Shocking Collapse of Grauer's Gorilla Population | WCS
http://wcs.org The Grauer’s gorilla, the world’s largest primate, is now critically endangered. Recent surveys by WCS have revealed a 77% population decline across its range. More than thirteen thousand individuals have been lost in just the last twenty years – with fewer than four thousand remaining in the wild today. This devastating result means that both gorilla species and all four gorilla subspecies are now Critically Endangered. The loss is due primarily to the illegal hunting of the species for bushmeat, particularly around mining concessions that are often deep in the forests. Working with help from the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Fauna and Flora International, the biological surveys took place across a large swath of war torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Primary funding for this range-wide analysis provided by Arcus Foundation through the Jane Goodall Institute, KfW, UNESCO, USAID, and US Fish and Wildlife Service. For a full list of donors, go to WCS.org While this video was being finalized, the chief park warden of Kahuzi Biega notified WCS that Oscar Mianziro, one of the rangers who monitored the habituated gorillas, was killed on March 31, 2016, by armed rebels in an ambush on the park. Our deepest condolences go to his family and to his colleagues. Helping these courageous men and women is vital. Please consider supporting them and the challenging work they do. Go to WCS.org Footage provided by Celestin Kambale, Andrew Kirkby, Andrew Plumptre and Ian Redmond
Ocean Wonders: Sharks! | NY Aquarium
http://www.nyaquarium.com Discover the sea that never sleeps! The Wildlife Conservation (WCS) is thrilled to unveil its stunning new Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit at the New York Aquarium. The three-story, 57,500-square-foot exhibit building, with 9 dynamic galleries, will drive awareness of the importance of sharks to the health of the world’s ocean; educate visitors about the severe threats sharks face; and inspire guests to protect the surprisingly diverse and beautiful marine wildlife here in New York. Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors, and tens of thousands of students in the aquarium’s education programs will learn to value and protect our ocean. The exhibit includes 18 species of sharks and rays and more than 115 other species of marine life. It is the first exhibit that focuses on the marine life found in the New York Bight from Cape May, NJ, to Montauk, NY. In July 2013 the NYC Public Design Commission recognized Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, with an Award for Design Excellence.
96 Elephants: Vintage Horror Show - The True Cost of Ivory
http://96elephants.org/horrorshow Did you know that the popular PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, regularly appraises ivory carvings on air? Owners of the artifacts may be hoping for a big pay day, but we already know what they are worth: dead elephants. With African forest elephants on the brink of extinction, placing a value on ivory sends the wrong message to the American public and especially to poachers: that elephants are worth more dead than alive. Tell the show to stop appraising ivory and help stamp out the black market for ivory in America. Go to 96elephants.org/horrorshow
WCS & Blackfeet Nation Partner To Bring Bison Home | WCS
http://wcs.org Home Again! WCS and Blackfeet Nation have partnered to bring buffalo back to their original homeland. This historic event cannot be overstated in its significance to the Blackfeet people and all tribes and First Nations in their quest to restore bison to native lands and re-establish ties to this cultural icon. WCS, which runs the Bronx Zoo, has been involved in bison conservation for more than a century. The bison calves transferred are descended from those captured on Blackfeet land in 1873 that became the noted “Pablo-Allard” herd. Twenty of the animals will live at the Oakland Zoo this fall as part of the zoo’s ‘California Trail’ expansion.
A Very Special Bird of Paradise at the Bronx Zoo
http://www.bronxzoo.com This bird can dance! Paprika, a red bird of paradise at the Bronx Zoos World of Birds, practices his courtship moves in anticipation of getting a female partner with the stamina to match his own.
Save the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium! PSA
*** IMPORTANT 2010 UPDATE*** NY Zoos, Botanical Gardens need your help again! Governor Paterson has propsed to cut their funding by almost 50%. Please show your support! Sign our petition here: http://bit.ly/cyBbZj
Safe Passage for Pronghorn
Changtang From Above | WCS China
WCS is working on the ground to conserve China's largest wild place - Changtang, a reserve more than 700,000km2 in size that harbors some of the most unique biodiversity in the world. Across the globe, WCS uses science to fill critical knowledge gaps and derive sound conservation plans for flagship species. The footage shows that field studies were implemented to understand the distribution and abundance of snow leopards in this region, as well as the community's attitude and potential threats to this species. The status of mating grounds for Tibetan antelopes was another focus during this survey period. WCS China has a long history in the research and conservation of this beautiful, migratory ungulate that is endemic to the Tibetan plateau. Based on these efforts, we will further implement multiple projects empowering local communities to develop more resilient, wildlife-friendly livelihoods while strengthening the government's capacity regarding the reserve management and wildlife-human conflict mitigation.
Aldabra Giant Tortoises at the Bronx Zoo
Two Aldabra giant tortoises are now grazing at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. Both males, one weighs 400 pounds and the other tips the scales at 600 pounds. Besides their impressive size, Aldabra tortoises are thought to live 200 years or more. Watch them move and learn a couple facts from Bill Orrico, a Senior Wild Animal Keeper at the Bronx Zoo. Aldabra tortoises are native the Aldabra atoll in the Republic of Seychelles and have been introduced to several other islands in the western Indian Ocean. A vulnerable species, estimates indicate there are approximately 100,000 Aldabras remaining in the wild. WCS works to save endangered turtles and tortoises around the world through breeding programs in NYC, head start programs abroad, and working with governments and communities to save species on the brink of extinction. http://bronxzoo.com
Amazing Wildlife Images from Thailand's Western Forest Complex
http://www.wcs.org An amazing collection of images was captured by camera trap video by WCS and the Government of Thailand in Huai Kha Keng Wildlife Sanctuary in 2011. These show the incredible diversity of species that can flourish once the proper protections are in place.
3 Cuddly Lion Cubs at the Bronx Zoo
http://www.bronxzoo.com Watch Sukari's three feisty cubs explore their new home on Lion Island. (And if you're wondering about the soundtrack, it's peacocks!)
96 Elephants: An Earth Day Moment of Zen
Happy Earth Day! We're grateful to all our supporters for helping to make the planet safe for wildlife. Here's our extra special thank you that is sure to melt your heart: 96 seconds of baby elephants playing and frolicking. This video is pure joy, but sadly the problems facing these magnificent creatures are downright heartbreaking. Check out this video, then head over to 96elephants.org to find out more about what you can do to save them. Special Thanks to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Mpala Research Centre & Conservancy for arranging filming.
Bronx Zoo Children's Zoo Reopening
http://bronxzoo.com We’re celebrating the grand reopening of the Children’s Zoo! It’s gone through a major transformation with new animals and exhibits sure to bring out your inner child. Take a look at some of the superstars, and join us for a visit soon.
96 Elephants: Year One of a Global Movement
http://www.96elephants.org One year ago, WCS launched the 96 Elephants campaign to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand for illegal ivory. Since then, half a million of you have taken action, from signing petitions to contacting state and federal officials, posting on social media or making a donation to support elephant-saving programs. We have 160 partners and supporters in all 50 states and 194 countries. And it is making a real difference for elephants, with more trained park guards on the ground, increased aerial anti-poaching surveillance flights and sniffer dog units, and new and stronger government partnerships. Take a quick look at this short video to celebrate all we’ve accomplished together in this first year alone. As you can see, we've claimed significant victories for elephants but this battle is far from finished. There is so much more for this community to do in the coming year but for now, thank you for joining the herd. Together we will not be remembered as the generation that let elephants go extinct.
Kihansi Spray Toads at the Bronx Zoo
http://www.bronxzoo.com An assurance colony of Kihansi spray toads at WCSs Bronx Zoo offers new hope for this extinct species.
Burmese Star Tortoise Makes Meteoric Comeback | WCS Myanmar
https://newsroom.wcs.org/ Star Tortoise Makes Meteoric Comeback Considered ecologically extinct in the wild, the Burmese star tortoise population has grown to more than 14,000 individuals in Myanmar, and is currently growing at 37 percent per year thanks to the efforts of WCS, Turtle Survival Alliance and the Government of Myanmar's Forest Department at several captive breeding centers. Some tortoises already released into protected habitats in Myanmar's central dry zone. WCS’s Bronx Zoo helped design breeding centers and provided husbandry and veterinary expertise to care for tortoises “This is the modern day equivalent of saving the bison from extinction. A team of conservationists spearheaded an aggressive captive breeding effort, and have brought an animal back from the brink to where it now has the potential to be reintroduced into the wild in large numbers.” – Steven Platt, WCS Herpetologist, Myanmar Program
The Real Chicks of Central Park Zoo : How to Foster a Penguin
http://www.centralparkzoo.com/chicks Turns out raising a penguin chick is a lot like raising a human baby. In the beginning, the chicks spend all their time eating, sleeping, and pooping. Meanwhile, the zookeepers slave over them to keep them warm enough, well fed, and happy! But hey, nobody ever said parenthood was easy. Find out more in this behind-the-scenes tour of the penguin nursery with the Central Park Zoo's senior keeper Juan Manuel Romero.
We Stand for Wildlife: A Call to Action | WCS
From our flagship Bronx Zoo to more than 500 projects around the world, WCS draws on the unrivaled expertise of our field biologists and our zoo-and aquarium-based veterinarians, curators, and animal care staff to achieve positive and lasting conservation impact for the planet’s most ecologically important wild places and the extraordinary species that call them home. In this short video, A Call to Action, we enlist viewers to join in our mission of protecting and conserving wild animals and their habitats.
Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure Zipline