Man jumps from Bronx Zoo monorail and is mauled by tiger
A man is listed in critical condition after jumping off the monorail at the Bronx Zoo into the tiger den. A 400-lb tiger attacked the man before zoo workers scared it off with a fire extinguisher.
City Room: Pattycake, the Bronx Zoo’s Hirsute Star, Was Always Ready for a Closeup
It was sad but not entirely surprising when word came on Sunday of the passing of Pattycake, the Bronx Zoo gorilla who had long reigned as one of the city’s more acclaimed tourist attractions.
Pattycake, Elderly Resident of Bronx Zoo, Dies
Pattycake, who is survived by 10 offspring, was described by the director of the Bronx Zoo as “an institution in New York City.”
Artificial Misting System Allows Reintroduction of Extinct Toad
terrancem writes "The Kihansi Spray Toad went extinct in the wild in 2005 when its habitat in Tanzania was destroyed by a dam. However conservationists at the Bronx Zoo managed to maintain a captive population which is now large enough to allow a bold experiment to move forward: reintroducing the toad into its old habitat. To make the once tropical gorge moist again, engineers have designed an artificial misting system that should allow toads to survive in the wild. The effort marks what may be the first time conservationists have ever re-established an 'extinct' species in a human-engineered ecosystem."
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