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BPZOO Updates Operating Hours

BPZOO Updates Operating Hours

New Bedford, Massachusetts: The Buttonwood Park Zoo is announcing a slight change to operating hours for the upcoming spring and summer season. Starting April 1, BPZOO will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week, a slight change from previous summer and...

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BPZOO Mourns the Loss of Beloved Cougar

BPZOO Mourns the Loss of Beloved Cougar

The Buttonwood Park Zoo is sad to announce that Nikki, a fourteen-year-old female cougar, passed away on February 22nd, 2024, after a period of rapid decline due to end-stage chronic kidney disease. Orphaned in the wild in Oregon in 2010, Nikki found a forever home at...

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