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VIDEO: Watch Adorable Snow Leopard Cubs Play at Bronx Zoo

The two endangered snow leopard cubs, which weigh about 15 pounds each, were born at the zoo on May 6.

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600 and 400 Pound Tortoises Move to the Bronx Zoo

Rocket, weighing in at 600 pounds, and Abdul, weighing 400 pounds, could live up to 200 years.

Park Slope »

Five Chinese Big-Headed Turtles Born at Prospect Park Zoo

The endangered turtles are the first to be reproduced in captivity.

Corona »

Queens Zoo Hosts Family Sleepover

Families can wake up with the birds at the borough's only zoo this weekend.

Park Slope »

Scarlet Ibises Flaunt Their Feathers at Prospect Park Zoo

Beautiful red birds native to South America and the Caribbean recently arrived at the Prospect Park Zoo.

Bronx »

Bronx Zoo Mourns Pattycake the Gorilla

Pattycake died Sunday, 40 years after making history as the first gorilla born in New York City.

Bedford Park »

Vintage Postcards Show Scenes of Early Bronx Zoo, Botanical Garden

The Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden launched a digital archive of old postcards.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

New Central Park Zoo Programs Teach Next Generation of Conservationists

The Central Park Zoo is expanding its education programs from its fan base of toddlers to a new audience of teens.    

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Baby Lamb 'Irene Hope' Born in Central Park Zoo During Hurricane

The lamb was born as Hurricane Irene tore through the city last weekend.

Manhattan »

Met Could Lose Nearly Half of City Funding Next Year

The famed museum's funding from the city could drop from $10.6 million to $5.4 million under proposed budget cuts.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Endangered Ducks Hatch at Central Park Zoo

The Central Park Zoo is the first to successfully breed the Chinese merganser in captivity, officials said.

Manhattan »

Central Park Zoo Show Features Arctic Wildlife and Weather

Visitors to the Central Park Zoo can experience the lives of Arctic wildlife in 3D, with real snow.

Manhattan »

Parents of Infant Killed by Central Park Tree Branch to File $50M Lawsuit

Karla DelGallo's six-month-old daughter was killed in her arms when they were hit by a tree branch in Central Park in June.

Manhattan »

Some of Manhattan's Museum Directors Live Luxuriously, Largely for Free

Directors of Manhattan's most prestigious museums, like the Met and MoMA, live in rent-free and tax-free apartments.

Manhattan »

Branch that Killed Infant Was "An Act of God," Mayor Michael Bloomberg Says

The mayor claimed the only way to prevent branches from falling on people would be to cut them all down.