Magellanic Penguins Waddle Through the Snow at WCS's Bronx Zoo

Penguins Photo
Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Presented by Con Edison, 2011 Run for the Wild is dedicated to saving penguins around the world

Bronx, NY – Jan. 25, 2011 – Magellanic penguins, Danny and Hugo, move through the snow covered rocks in the Russell B. Aitken Sea Bird Aviary at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. This species is native to southern Chile, Argentina, and the Falkland Islands. Magellanic penguins live in large groups but mated couples remain monogamous for years. The third annual Run for the Wild 5k run/walk will be held at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, April 30, 2011. This year’s event is dedicated to helping save penguins. Registration and sponsorship details are available at www.wcs.runforthewild.org. Magellanic Penguins are threatened by commercial fishing and habitat pollution. WCS works in coastal Patagonia to protect breeding sites and manage populations.

WCS’s Run for the Wild is made possible by the following generous sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Con Edison

Featured Sponsor: Aquafina, Fisher-Price®

Supporting Sponsors: Benjamin Moore, Hard Rock Cafe, Monroe College, UBS

Media Partner: ABC7

Contacts:
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Sophie Bass – 212-439-6527; sbass@wcs.org

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society


The Bronx Zoo, a Wildlife Conservation Society park, is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King Day. 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. WCS’s 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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