William Temple Hornaday – zoologist, conservationist, taxidermist, and author

William Temple Hornaday, Sc.D. (December 1, 1854 – March 6, 1937) was an American zoologist, conservationist, taxidermist, and author. He served as the first director of the New York Zoological Park, known today as the Bronx Zoo, and he was a pioneer in the early wildlife conservation movement in the United States. After serving as a taxidermist at Henry Augustus Ward’s Natural Science Establishment in Rochester, New York, he spent 1.5 years, 1877–1878 in India and Ceylon collecting specimens. In May 1878 he reached southeast Asia and traveled in Malaya and Sarawak in Borneo. His travels inspired his first publication,… Read More

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Ready to go zip lining in the Bronx?

When one thinks of zip lining through the trees Costa Rica or Belize generally come to mind. The Bronx is usually not one of the first places associated with this type of activity. That is, until now. The new zip line and aerial ropes course are now open at the Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure. At this zip line you step off a platform 50 feet off the ground and fly 400 feet across the Bronx River. You then get to repeat this process for your return trip to the other side. Another challenge awaits you at the Ropes Course. There are… Read More

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