The Fall 2014 Issue
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
C.C. KelloggHot 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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]
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 >>
"Don't look at us, we have feathers." Photo via HighlandBladePenguins 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 win...you'll win the honor of having named the most famous ... More >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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.
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.
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 >>
via the Daily NewsAnimals 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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:
Julie Larsen Maher / WCS's Bronx ZooToday the Bronx Zoo welcomes baby lemur Ares, who is finally ready to come out and meet his adoring public following his birth in December.
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 >>
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 >>
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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