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VIDEO: Little Tiny Penguins Debut at The Bronx Zoo

The little blue penguins are 13 inches tall when they reach their adult size.

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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.

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Five Chinese Big-Headed Turtles Born at Prospect Park Zoo

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

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Queens Zoo Hosts Family Sleepover

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

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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.

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Bronx Zoo Mourns Pattycake the Gorilla

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

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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.

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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.    

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

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

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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.

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Endangered Ducks Hatch at Central Park Zoo

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

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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.

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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.

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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.