How to Become a Member of the Wildlife Conservation Society

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Wildlife Conservation Society

A graduate of the University of Miami, where he studied finance, Thomas Avellino has served New Jersey-based MJ Partners Group since 2004. Further to his work, Thomas Avellino contributes to the Bronx Zoo, which the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) oversees.

WCS membership offers free entry into each of the zoos it operates, including the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium, for one year. Prospective members have three options available to them when joining:

1. On-site: Prospective members may visit the admissions booth at a WCS zoo to obtain membership using credit cards or cash. However, the zoo will not refund the parking charge incurred on the day the membership begins.

2. Phone: Calling (718) 220-5112 between 9 am and 5 pm on Monday through Saturday puts the caller through to the WCS membership office, where they may apply for membership over the phone. Those using this method receive confirmation emails within 24 hours of the call.

3. Online: By visiting, an individual can register as a WCS member and receive a printable temporary membership card for use as he or she waits for the permanent card.