Babirusa after a Mud Bath at WCS’s Bronx Zoo

Babirusa Enjoys a Mud Bath Photo

Sibu, a male babirusa at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, spends a warm spring day in his exhibit at Zoo Center after taking a refreshing mud bath. These pigs live in tropical rainforests on only a few Indonesian Islands. Only male babirusas have long, backward curving upper tusks, but both sexes have lower tusks. Visitors to WCS’s Bronx Zoo can see Sibu on exhibit all summer, and more babirusas can be seen by taking the Wild Asia monorail which opens for the season on Saturday, May 1.
 
WCS's Bronx Zoo has officially kicked off the summer with Animal Tales Extravaganza; every weekend in April, May, and June will be packed with family-oriented entertainment including readings by notable children’s book authors and live musical performances. And don't miss the second annual Run for the Wild on Saturday, April 24th at WCS's Bronx Zoo.
 
Contact:
Sophie Bass - sbass@wcs.org, 718-220-6853
 



The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Adult admission is $15, children (3-12 years old) $11, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $13. Parking is $12 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.
 


The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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