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WCS Share Their Favorite Photos from Their Zoos in 2021

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: December 29, 2021 8:29 pm

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have shared some of their favorite photos taken at their five zoos this year.

WCS manage five wildlife parks in New York City (Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo). They also support conservation work to save species across 60 countries along with in the world's oceans.

We published full stories for some of these images which are linked below them.

HARBOR SEAL RESCUE

sidney the rescue seal new york aquarium

Sydney, a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), was rescued from a beach in California as a newborn. After several months being nursed back to health at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, the young seal was transferred to the New York Aquarium where she joined the other seals.

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

KOMODO DRAGON EMERGES FROM EGG

A Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) emerges from an egg at the Bronx Zoo. This is one of six that hatched in November. The successful breeding is a first for the species at the Bronx Zoo. Komodo dragons are the largest living lizard on Earth and can grow to more than 10 feet in length.

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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PUMA RESCUED FROM BRONX HOME

This juvenile puma (Puma concolor) was removed from a Bronx home and brought to the Bronx Zoo by authorities. After a short stay at the zoo, the cat was moved to its permanent home at a big cat facility in Arkansas.

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

COQUEREL’S SIFAKA AND BABY

The Bronx Zoo announced the birth of a Coquerel’s Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli), a species of lemur native to the African island nation of Madagascar. The Bronx Zoo has 6 species of lemurs living in its Madagascar! exhibit.

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

RIVER OTTERS OF BROOKLYN

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North American river otters (Lontra canadensis) stand at attention along the Discovery Trail at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn. The zoo has a successful breeding program for the species.

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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