The holiday season is officially upon us, or, as it is known in the nonprofit world, the "giving season." Giving season -- loosely defined as November and December -- is the months when holiday cheer and consumer guilt hit their respective peaks. Mix in the fact that it's also, conveniently, the ... More >>
The New York Post took took to Twitter yesterday with a campaign to replace Gus the Polar Bear, who died earlier this week at 27, with another polar bear. To replace the famed "bipolar bear," apparently nothing less than another large land predator will do. #HonorGus, everyone. #HonorGus.
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 >>
If there's one thing Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance won't tolerate, it's elephant poaching. Granted, elephants aren't indigenous to Manhattan, and there aren't pachyderm poachers running around Central Park, but as we learned this afternoon, the casualties of the elephant poaching problem find ... 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 >>
The New York Times City Room blog tells the sad, sad story of Gus, the remaining Central Park Zoo polar bear, whose long-term partner Ida was euthanized at the age of 25 on Friday due to a cancer-related liver disease. :( Now Gus, who is also 25, is all by his lonesome, and zookeepers are wat ... More >>
viaIda, one of two Central Park Zoo polar bears, has died. She had contracted what the New York Daily News called a "cancer-related liver disease," and was euthanized today at the age of 25. "Ida was a great ambassador for all polar bears," city zoo director Jeff Sailer told the Daily News. W ... 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 >>
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 >>
New babies! We love new babies. Especially when they are super-cute baby sea lions born at the New York Aquarium: An as-yet-unnamed female sea lion has been born to mama sea lion Clarice, and is the first sea lion to be born at the Aquarium.
What are some of the buzziest openings to look forward to in 2010? Keith McNally and Nate Appleman's Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria, natch. But also Loreley Williamsburg, Zak Pelaccio's Fatty Cue, and No. 7 Sub in the Ace Hotel. [Metromix] The city is getting increasingly lax on smoking speakeasi ... More >>
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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