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Wildlife Gets A New Home: Canon U.S.A. Supports The Wildlife Conservation Society On The Renovation Of The Children's Zoo At The Bronx Zoo


MELVILLE, N.Y., June 4, 2015 - Through its 2015 sponsorship of WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), a science-based conservation organization that helps save wildlife and wild places worldwide, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce its support for the renovation of the Children's Zoo, a three-acre exhibit for children and families located in the Bronx Zoo in New York. Canon joined the Children's Zoo official reopening event on May 30 with local community members to help celebrate the completed renovation.

"WCS is grateful to Canon U.S.A. for sharing our vision of a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas," said Dr. Cristián Samper, president and CEO, WCS. "A visit to the Bronx Zoo's Children's Zoo is a cherished memory for millions. Nearly 75 years after its historic opening, WCS has renovated and enhanced the exhibit with generous support from Canon. The Bronx Zoo has introduced exciting new species, colorful updated graphics, and innovative play experiences - while maintaining the iconic experiences and nostalgia that people recall from childhood."

Canon helped support WCS's renovation of its iconic Children's Zoo, which now includes species native to Central and South America, such as a two-toed sloth, South American squirrel monkeys and the world's smallest deer: the pudu. Additionally, as the exclusive sponsor of some of the new innovative play experiences for children and families at the exhibit, Canon is supporting the "Children's Zoo Quests" through the Adventure Club program, an interactive activity with educational challenges and games about wildlife and animal behaviors.

"Canon is proud to collaborate with the WCS and support the new Children's Zoo and its initiatives," said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The organization's mission to conserve our wildlife aligns with the conservation efforts and educational initiatives that Canon is committed to supporting. We are excited to work with the WCS and participate in the educational activations for children and families to enjoy."

The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 5:30 p.m. weekends from April to October; 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November to March. To plan your trip, visit bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.

For more information about Canon's corporate social responsibility efforts, visit: www.usa.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2015. In 2014, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the 11th consecutive year. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. VISION: WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in more than 60 nations and in all the world's oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: www.wcs.org; http://www.facebook.com/TheWCS; http://www.youtube.com/user/WCSMedia Follow: @thewcs.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.