WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo Is Hopping into the Year of the Rabbit

Brooklyn, NY – Feb. 2, 2011 – Herbie, a Flemish giant rabbit, is ringing in the Chinese Year of the Rabbit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo.
Weighing about 18 pounds, the Flemish giant is one of the largest breeds of domestic rabbit in the world. Herbie is not on exhibit but participates in the Animal Encounters educational presentation every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 1:00 p.m.

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society  

Sophie Bass – 212-439-6527; sbass@wcs.org

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo - Open every day of the year.  Admission is $8 for adults, $6 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 450 Flatbush Avenue. For more information call 718-399-7339 or visit www.prospectparkzoo.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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