One Year has Passed Since the Debut of the Triplet African Lion Cubs at the WCS Bronx Zoo
- African Lions Photo
- Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS
- Chimps of Budongo Photo
- WCS Staff Photographer Julie Larsen Maher caught this glimpse of a female chimpanzee and its infant wandering across the treetops in Budongo Forest, Uganda. Researchers have named this adult female “Melissa,” and her baby “Butera.”
WCS conservationists have studied Budongo’s Sonso community of chimps for more than 20 years. Unfortunately, these great apes face growing threats from human settlement, increased logging, poaching, and habitat fragmentation. WCS and partners are working to safeguard the population and their forest home, and to develop regional action plans for the conservation of chimpanzees across their range.
- Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS
Nala, Shani, and Adamma stand with their father, M’wasi at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. The three young African lions have grown to more than 150 lbs each since they made their public debut one year ago. The entire family can be seen in the zoo’s African Plains exhibit which opened 70 years ago this month.
Pictured left to right – Nala (female), Shani (male), Adamma (female), and M’wasi (father).
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