Two Spoonbills Hatch at WCS's Bronx Zoo

Spoonbill Hatchlings Photo
Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Bronx, NY – July 1, 2013 – Two roseate spoonbill chicks hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, pictured with their mother. The chicks, along with nine of their adult counterparts, are on exhibit in the zoo’s Aquatic Bird House. 

Roseate spoonbills have pink and white plumage, and their namesake bills are flat and spoon-shaped which help them forage for insects, plants, crustaceans, and mollusks.

Spoonbills live in colonies in the wetlands in the Southeastern United States, Mexico, and South America. The Wildlife Conservation Society works in the spoonbill’s natural range to save wildlife and wild places.

Media Contacts:
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182;
Steve Fairchild – 718-220-5189;

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 5:30 p.m. weekends from April to October; 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m November to March. Adult admission is $16.95, children (3-12 years old) $11.95, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14.95. Parking is $14 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit or call 718-367-1010.

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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