Justin Beaver, a Friend for José
October 1, 2010
New York City’s beaver population has doubled! The state mammal of New York appears to be making a comeback. Since Bronx River resident José the Beaver was discovered in early 2007, he’s found a companion. And thanks to your help in our online naming contest, José’s buck-toothed buddy will go by Justin, as in “Justin Beaver.”
The pair of beavers was recently photographed hanging out near the shore of the only freshwater river in New York City, right off Bronx Zoo grounds.
WCS’s Bronx Zoo employees named José in 2007, in honor of Congressman José E. Serrano who continues to be a tireless advocate for the Bronx River. Read more about our work to restore the river’s health.