Queens Zoo Chooses a Name for the New Texas Longhorn Calf

Texas Longhorn and calf Photo
Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

“Rose” is selected from more than 500 online submissions

Flushing, N.Y. – Aug. 10, 2012
– The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo staff has chosen “Rose” as the name for the Texas Longhorn calf born in May. The name was selected from a pool of more than 500 names submitted online.

Rose was approximately 60 pounds at birth and is growing quickly. She will reach maturity at 8 years old. As an adult, her horns can reach a width of up to six feet from tip to tip.

Including Rose, there are three Texas longhorns at the Queens Zoo. They are located on the zoo’s farm with Scottish highland cattle, adjacent to the Jacob's sheep exhibit.

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.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo – Open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, 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. The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.

Barbara Russo - 718-265-3428; brusso@wcs.org
Max Pulsinelli - 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org

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