October 11, 2017 – The Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota), a medium-sized tortoise found only in Myanmar’s central dry zone, has been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to an aggressive captive-breeding effort spearheaded by a team of conservationists and government partners.
St Julian's, MALTA (5 October 2017) – WCS announced three new commitments to saving the world’s oceans at the Our Ocean conference in Malta.
Bronx, NY – Oct. 4, 2017 – A baby gelada (Theropithecus gelada) has made its public debut at the Bronx Zoo. The Bronx Zoo is the only zoo in the U.S. breeding geladas and is one of only two that exhibit the species. The baby was born on August 30. At only four weeks old, the infant is still clinging to mom and drawing a lot of attention from the rest of the family unit. Altogether, the group is made up of one adult male, three adult females, two juveniles, and the baby.
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