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Jan 2, 2017

Some favourite 2016 photos from the Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society, which operates five wildlife parks in New York City, works to save wildlife and wild habitat in nearly 60 countries and all the world's oceans.   The WCS recently published a number of photos from 2016 that it thought merited widespread public exposure.   Three of the photos are pictured below. 

Photo by Rob Wallace / WCS
One of the more than 1,000 bird species registered to date in Madidi National Park, in Bolivia, is the Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus coronatus).   The World Conservation Society (WCS) is leading a multi-institutional effort called Identidad Madidi to describe still unknown species and to showcase the wonders of Bolivia's extraordinary natural heritage at home and abroad, 

Photo by Julie Larsen Maber / WCS
In 2016, a Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) hatched and reared at the Bronx Zoo.   A colony of Little Penguins came to the Bronx from the Taronga Zoo in Australia in 2015.   WCS supports Little Penguin conservation efforts in Sydney Harbour.   Little Penguins are the smallest penguins in the world.

Photo by Julie Larsen Marber /WCS
A Silvery-cheeked Hornbill (Bycanistes brevis) goes after a grape mid-air, high above Astor Court in the Bronx Zoo, in New York.   The adept performance was part of the second annual Birds in Flight demonstration that gave zoo visitors a close-up encounter with with dozens of bird and animal species.

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