WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo Announces Barnyard Birth

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo Announces Barnyard Birth


New dairy cow calf can be seen in the Prospect Park Zoo’s barn area

Brooklyn, NY – Dec. 24, 2012 – A newborn calf at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo lies in the hay in the barn area as Tetley, his mother, watches closely.

The male calf tipped the scales at 84 pounds at birth and is the first to be born at Prospect Park Zoo.

Tetley is a Shorthorn milking cow and her calf was sired by a Randall Lineback bull. The calf and his mother can be seen in zoo’s barn area along with geese, goats, sheep, and a turkey. The calf is growing quickly and could surpass 1,000 pounds when he reaches maturity.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo – $8.00 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. weekdays, and to 5:30 P.M. on weekends and holidays, April through October. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November through March. The Prospect Park Zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. For further 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.

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: www.wcs.org.

CONTACT:

Max Pulsinelli: (o) 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org

Steve Fairchild: (o) 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org

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