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).
Download the video here:

BronxZoo Lion Cub Update May 2011 Final .mov  Download
Size: 211.14 MB   
Content will be available for download until June 06, 2011 13:30 PDT

If the above link does not work, you can paste the following address into your browser:

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS
Video Credit: Luke Groskin © WCS

Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182;
Steve Fairchild – 718-220-5189;

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.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 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 or call 718-367-1010.

If you would like to guide your readers or viewers to a web link where they can make donations in support of helping save wildlife and wild places, please direct them to

~/media/Images/wcs org/forms/please donate to help conservation.png
Stay in touch with WCS and receive the latest news.