Our Commitment to You During COVID-19

Here at Buttonwood Park Zoo, the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, staff and animals are of the utmost importance. We are closely monitoring the ever-changing situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are following guidelines provided by the CDC along with directives issued by the City of New Bedford, World Health Organization and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Where do we stand?

BPZOO will be closed until further notice. Please check the BPZOO’s website and social media pages for updates.

What about our animals?

We care deeply about our animals — and we know you do, too! Our animals continue to receive exceptional care by our dedicated professional animal care staff and are doing well. We remain in touch with our state, national and international veterinary networks and are closely monitoring updates. Our staff is prepared for contingencies, and scrutinizing our supply chain, to ensure essentials for our animals remain on hand.

The New Bedford Health Department has posted helpful information on its website regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The page is available on the City’s home page, www.newbedford-ma.gov, or on the Health Department’s page on the City website, under ‘News.’ The page will continue to be updated and the City and Health Department will provide more information to share any updates with the public. Information and important links, including to the federal Center for Disease Control and Massachusetts Department of Public Health websites regarding the virus, are available.