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New York City may not go as bonkers over baby pandas as they do in Washington DC, where, when a baby panda is born, Michelle Obama herself appears in person to christen the tiny furry creature "Bei Bie," pronounced Bay-Bay, which sounds like "baby" in French, which is of course funny because the panda is, in fact, a baby. But we are still people, so we find them cute. Now, Prospect Park Zoo has two brand new...
Welcome to Broinklyn: The Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo is debuting a trio of tiny Juliana pigs (Sus domesticus). Also known as miniature painted pigs, they're the smallest breed of pig--adults weigh in at just 65 pounds. The zoo expects the piggies--two sisters and a brother--will have “wonderful temperaments, curiosity and intelligence." A video of the pigs sniffing around wonderfully and curiously and intelligently confirms this. They're the first pigs the Prospect Park Zoo has ever exhibited, and they'll be...
Winter's over, guys. (We hope.) After what seemed like a million months of dirty snow and black ice, the crocuses are blooming and the birds are singing again. And it's not just the birds who are happy — from the Bronx Zoo down to the New York Aquarium, animals are getting ready to throw a party in the celebration of Spring. And lucky you... you're the official photographer! On April 26, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the parent organization for the...
Illustration by Sarah Lutkenhaus Winter can be a tough time of year for dating, insofar as a lot of classic options—walks in the park, boppin’ down to Coney—are off the table. It’s just harder to be spontaneous when even moving from one location to another can be an unpleasant gauntlet! But if you don’t already have someone lined up with whom you can hole up and order takeout for the rest of the winter, you’re...

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