The Alligator Chorus

Did you know that alligators bellow?   Maybe you’re a herpetologist or an expert in alligator trivia, or maybe you’re just an all-around genius, and...

How to Bring a Shark to the Vet’s Office

One of the most challenging — and exciting — aspects of animal care in Canyon’s Edge, part of the new Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit...

Maleo Matriarch: Celebrating 30 Years of June

Maleos (Macrocephalon maleo) are extraordinary and celebrated birds endemic to the island of Sulawesi. About the size of a turkey, with dark plumage contrasted...

Ernie – The Guy’s Got Heart

One of the most popular animals in the Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit at WCS’s Bronx Zoo is Ernie, the 36-year-old western lowland gorilla (Gorilla...

Baby Rattlers In The Nursery

The southwestern speckled rattlesnake (Crotalus pyrrhus) is a medium-sized rattlesnake that reaches a maximum length of three feet. This species is found across southern...

Baby Bat Bath Time

Babies of every species have had to endure bath time. To accomplish this task, parents utilize whatever cleaning regime works for them, be it...

Africa’s “Little Five”

Many people hope to see “The Big Five” on an African safari: the elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard. Lesser-known but no less fascinating...

Birds with “Beards”

A few months is all it took for a female western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) chick — so small that she could fit in the...

Winter Nap

This little arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) was curled up for an afternoon nap at the Staten Island Zoo. It was so perfectly posed that...

Year of the Pig 2019

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Pig.   On February 5, 2019, in the Chinese Zodiac calendar, the Year of the Earth Pig commences. Many Malaysians may not...

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