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    Baby Gibbon Born at The Bronx Zoo and Holy Crap is it Cute

    A rare white-cheeked baby gibbon was born at The Bronx Zoo yesterday, according to The Wildlife Conservation Society. Rare white-cheeked baby gibbons are freaking adorable, according to everyone that has seen a photo of one. The quizzical and enchanting poses of their tiny gibbon faces will mesmer ... More >>

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    September 22, 2012

    Guy Jumps Into a Bronx Zoo Tiger Pit And Lives To Tell the Tale

    We all love the Bronx Zoo. Who doesn't? The mini-jungle of Morris County provides fun for all age groups and houses a few animals that you wouldn't ever think of seeing in the Big City. One of which is a tiger (actually, that's not always true) and, sometimes, people get a little too excited about g ... More >>

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    September 8, 2012

    Brooklyn Man Found With a Small Zoo Inside His Apartment

    In 2003, police officers received a tip from an anonymous caller for a "large animal" that was biting people in Harlem. The NYPD narrowed down the search to Antoine Yates's apartment and, when they arrived on the scene, the "large animal" turned out to be a 400-pound Bengali tiger. Oh, and an alliga ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Bloated Pig/Rat-Monster Washes Up On Shore Of East River

    If anyone's missing a gigantic, bloated pig/rat-monster, it's been found on the bank of the East River -- and it's disgusting.The above photo -- and others you can see after the jump -- were taken under the esplanade along the East River by a woman named Denise Ginley.It's unclear what this thing ac ... More >>

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    May 12, 2012

    A Breakdown of the NYC Bike Share Map

    The bicycles are comin'! The bicycles are comin'!Yesterday, the New York City Department of Transportation released the initial 420 bike share station locations for the program that will unleash (eventually) 10,000 bikes onto the already crammed streets of New York by 2013. Influenced by NYU's ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Escaped Inwood Hill Nature Center Turtle Wants His 15 Minutes

    ​Ah, how jaded we have become in this last month of 2011. As we speed into January and the year 2012 we can reflect back on how young and innocent we once were -- how excitable and naive, how easy to enthrall -- as evidenced primarily by the public's reaction to escaped zoo animals and their T ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Meet the Bronx Zoo's New Okapi (Also: What Is an Okapi?)

    The Bronx Zoo has debuted its new baby okapi! What is an okapi? An okapi is a "giraffid artiodactyl mammal" native to a rainforest in the Congo, and though it kind of looks zebra-esque, it's actually more closely related to giraffes. The above video shows the new baby, who is the product of extr ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Bronx Zoo Bears Celebrating Halloween Way Early

    On the Bronx Zoo website, this video is called "A Bear Halloween." The zoo says, "To the Bronx Zoo's brown bears, pumpkins are for eating and batting around, not decorating or carving." As you can see.

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    August 2, 2011

    Peacock Escapes Central Park Zoo; People Go Crazy

    C.C. Kellogg​Hot on the heels of that Bronx Zoo Peacock that went on the lam and got a Twitter account back in May, there's a new escapee bird about town. This one hails from the Central Park Zoo and was sighted on the fourth floor of 838 Fifth Avenue near East 65th Street this afternoon, prom ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: Pop-Up Dinners, Beachside Bars, Dining Pet Peeves

    This week is food blogs ... Eater rounded up 12 can't-miss pop-up dinners and specials around the city this month. Grub Street considered that maybe we should be judging wines by their labels. Atlantic Life had Sara Jenkins waxing poetic about why restaurant food will never measure up to home coo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Bronx Zoo's Escapee Peahen Caught Disappointingly Quickly

    Oh, just a baby peacock.​If there's one thing we New Yorkers love, it's an escaped zoo animal. Alas, the Bronx Zoo peahen (that's "lady peacock," to you) was only freed for a day and a night during which the scrappy bird apparently scuffled with an alley cat, ate someone's discarded hamburger ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    The Bronx Zoo Has a New Baby Zebra

    Here's video of Terri, the first zebra born at the Bronx Zoo since 2003, who recently made her public debut. Collective "awwwww," please. [h/t to @NewYorkology]

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    April 9, 2011

    Reptile House Is Open, Mia Greets Her Public

    Ready for her close-up.​Finally, the Bronx Zoo's Reptile House is open again. This means we can all get some face time with the newly-named Mia, who is the most famous and important cobra ever to have lived. And you'd better believe the Zoo is milking it: the sign on her enclosure now reads "Meet ... More >>

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    April 9, 2011

    Naked Penguins Have No Explanation, Shame

    "Don't look at us, we have feathers." Photo via HighlandBlade​Penguins on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean have been struck with a peculiar ailment that is leaving scientists confused and the birds chilly. It has been dubbed "feather-loss disorder," and its root cause is unknown. The Wildlife ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Bronx Zoo Cobra Has Name, You Can Go Back to Your Lives Now

    ​Let's end this brief, scintillating chapter in our lives. A cobra escaped from a zoo. The cobra got a fake Twitter account. We were all rapt, captivated by the cobra's fake daily life, wondering where the cobra might be. The cobra was found after nearly a week. The cobra was returned to its z ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Bronx Zoo Cobra Naming Contest Down to the Semi-Finals, Still Disappointing

    ​Ah, the Bronx Zoo cobra. Just when we thought last week's most popular snake had faded from our news consciousness, to be replaced by, say, a baby giraffe, or a tsunami dog, she is back. Because we can't let these things go, no, we have to name them. The Bronx Zoo, after all, hasn't gotten th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2011

    Bronx Zoo Cobra Name Contest Disappointing So Far

    ​It's time for us to get serious about naming the Bronx Zoo cobra. The submissions are rolling in and they're terrible. The Houdini theme is popular (get it -- because she escaped out of her cage): "Bronxdini," "Zoodini," etc. Jesus -- Bronxdini? "Twitter" is also an early front-runner.

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    April 2, 2011

    What Will We Name The Cobra?

    Stephanie?​Contest alert! The recently-located Bronx Zoo Egyptian cobra is still nameless, and we all have until 1 p.m. on Monday to submit our suggestions. The contest is run by the Bronx Zoo in conjunction with the Daily News and if you'll win the honor of having named the most famous ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Bronx Zoo Cobra Ends Reign of Terror (Supposedly)

    According to Fox 5, the Bronx Zoo Cobra has been found. The news channel reports that Wildlife Conservation Society officials are expected to announce they have recovered the snake. Last we heard, the Zookeeper was smoking some salvia and was headed up town. Update: The cobra was found in the House ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Bronx Zoo Snake Press Conference, the Live Blog

    ​We've been watching the Bronx Zoo's press conference concerning the capture of the Egyptian cobra that has been missing for the past week. Below are minute-by-minute updates of this monumental media event.

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    March 30, 2011

    Mice Give Up Their Lives to Help Find Deadly Cobra Which Is Still at Large

    ​After five days of dealing with the embarrassing situation of having a deadly cobra on the loose, and one who tweets, Bronx Zoo workers have come up with the idea of baiting traps with live mice, reports the New York Post. This is their latest attempt to capture the snake, which they think is ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    The Bronx Zoo Cobra's Culinary Tour of NYC

    Once bitten.​Yes, the Bronx Zoo Cobra is tweeting. And, from the looks of it, he's had a meal or three around town. The DOH might want to take note of where this venomous reptile has been over the last 24 hours and we're going to bet you do, too.

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    March 27, 2011

    So What If There's a Deadly Cobra On The Loose!

    Hiiiiiii!​Hey, if you were thinking about going to the Reptile House at the Bronx Zoo today, think again! A venomous cobra escaped from its abode and is slithering around waiting to kill people. So the Reptile House is closed, sorry.

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    December 29, 2010

    Adorable Bronx Zoo Tiger Babies Don't Give a Rat's Ass Whether Your Street's Been Plowed

    Who needs a break for something cute and fluffy? Here are the Bronx Zoo's adorable tiger cubs, and their mom, playing in their first snow ever, not even caring about who screwed Brooklyn this time or what the mayor did or did not say at his blizzard presser. Or how they feel, deep down, about the wo ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    New York's Wild Kingdom Is Going Batshit: Child-Eating Coyotes, Rabid Racoons, Sexin' Birds

    via the Daily News​Animals have gone wild! New York's furry and feathered are suddenly acting like the worst of humans. Good thing they can't speak or give the finger because they'd be shit-talking like Mel Gibson and flipping off women and children like uncouth New Jersey drivers on Fourth of ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Jaguars, Discriminating Ladies Love Calvin Klein's "Obsession for Men"

    ​The Wall Street Journal discusses a fascinating subject today: What kind of perfume do cats like? By cats, they mean the big cats -- lions and tigers and cougars of the jungle or zoo-bound sort, not the 40-something ladies with a penchant for younger men who generally look nothing like Courte ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Lion Cub-Naming Contest Almost Certain to Result in Parental Naming Regret

    ​Remember that New York Times article on parental naming regrets that addressed totally neurotic stereotypical Times readers good parents who felt so much guilt over naming their little girl "Presley" when she just didn't look like a "Presley" that they endured lengthy legal proceedings to get ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Lion Cubs Debut at the Bronx Zoo

    Today's the big reveal day for three new lion cubs -- two girls and a boy -- born on January 27 at the Bronx Zoo. They're currently nameless, but we have a feeling they don't care in the least because they are far too busy being CUTE. Video after the jump. Apologies for the horrible, shameless adver ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    The War at Home: 5 Ways to Deal With Neighborhood Feral Cats Who Keep You Up At Night

    Projected rendering of Target: "Screechy."​One of the two most important pieces of writing advice anyone who aspires to write will ever hear is, "Write what you know." Unfortunately, this is diametrically opposed with the other most important piece of writing advice anybody has ever heard, "Fa ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Good Morning! Some Links With Your Coffee?

    ​What's going on in the world, both near and far? We'll tell you. Here's your morning update of things to talk about on Tuesday:

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    April 5, 2010

    Cute Animal Fix: Meet the Bronx Zoo's New Baby Lemur

    Julie Larsen Maher / WCS's Bronx Zoo​Today the Bronx Zoo welcomes baby lemur Ares, who is finally ready to come out and meet his adoring public following his birth in December.

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    November 8, 2009

    Happy birthday to Zoo

    ​The Bronx Zoo is celebrating its 110th birthday today, with cake, performances by their house performance troupe, and the rollout of three clydesdale horses. The Zoo, which back then was called the New York Zoological Park, was opened on November 8, 1899 by what was then called the New York ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Missing Persons: Melissa Barthelemy, 24; Bernardo Calero, 66

      Melissa Barthelemy, 24, was last seen leaving her home on Underhill Avenue in The Bronx on July 12. She's 4'11", 95 pounds, has blonde hair and the word "BLAZE" tattooed on her upper back. Bernardo Calero, 66, of Teller Avenue in The Bronx left a field trip at the Bronx Zoo (Southern Bouleva ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008

    Paris Hilton Politics = Hilarious

    John McCain started it with his "Celebrity" ad that compared Barack Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Kathy Hilton, Paris' mom and a McCain supporter, denounced the ad, calling it a "complete waste of the country's time and attention." Paris never saw a publicity stunt she didn't like, so sh ... More >>

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