Photo Release: Polar Bears at WCS’s Central Park Zoo Find the New Year’s Day Swim at Coney Island a Little Silly

Polar Bear Swim Photo
Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society

Message to Coney Island Polar Bear Club: THIS is how it’s done  

New York, NY, December 30, 2010- Just like the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, the real polar bears at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo relish winter swims.  
The famous Central Park Zoo polar bears can be seen in the Polar Circle area of the zoo alongside a harbor seal, puffins, and three species of penguin.
The Wildlife Conservation Society works around the globe to combat the effects of climate change that is affecting everything from marine life to polar bears.

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo - Open every day of the year. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, $7 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

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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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