Photo: New partridges at the WCS Central Park Zoo

Wood Partridge Chicks Photo
Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Three adorable crested-wood partridge chicks hatched recently at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo. Zookeepers say the young birds have adjusted very well to their home in the zoo’s Tropic Zone and are still being tended to by their parents. The zoo now boasts a total of five crested-wood partridges. This forest-dwelling avian species is native to regions of Southeastern Asia.
 
The zoo’s Tropic Zone is a magnificent rain forest habitat where zoo-goers can encounter a variety of beautiful free-flying exotic birds, including Victoria crown pigeons, scarlet ibises, and many more. It is also home to several mammalian species such as lemurs, marmosets and fruit bats.
 
Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo - Open every day of the year.  Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for children 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. Tickets are sold until one half-hour before closing. The zoo is located at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street. For further information, please call 212-439-6500 or visit www.centralparkzoo.com


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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