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Oct8

October 8, 2019

EEE changes hours of Boo at the Zoo

EEE changes hours of Boo at the Zoo NEW BEDFORD — The threat of EEE put too much of a scare into planners of this year’s Boo at the Zoo at Buttonwood Park Zoo that they have decided to move the annual event from evenings to daylight hours. The 18th annual Boo at the Zoo […]

Jul3

July 3, 2019

Summer Winds blow local art into Buttonwood Park Zoo

Summer Winds blow local art into Buttonwood Park Zoo This summer, the Buttonwood Park Zoo is hosting an art exhibition as part of the city-wide venture “Summer Winds,” in partnership with The Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA). The Buttonwood Park Zoo exhibit features local artist Charles Hauck. Source: Summer Winds blow local art […]

Jun24

June 24, 2019

New Bedford’s Buttonwood Park Zoo celebrates 125 years with Zoobilation

New Bedford’s Buttonwood Park Zoo celebrates 125 years with Zoobilation   “The 125th Anniversary of the Buttonwood Park Zoo deserves to be celebrated,” Buttonwood Park Zoological Society Board Member and Chair of the 125th Anniversary Committee, Adrienne Beauregard-Rheaume, said in a press release. “The Zoo has been an integral part of the SouthCoast community and […]

May21

May 21, 2019

SouthCoast Summer: 5 things you didn’t know about Buttonwood Park Zoo

SouthCoast Summer: 5 things you didn’t know about Buttonwood Park Zoo   Longer days and warmer weather means just one thing in New Bedford: It’s time to visit Buttonwood Park Zoo. Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, the zoo is in year three of a 15-year master plan that will redevelop and revamp the “hidden […]

May14

May 14, 2019

Toys for Elephants

MassArt students create toys for elephants at New Bedford zoo NEW BEDFORD — The barn door in the elephant yard opened at the stroke of 10 a.m., revealing to Emily and Ruth, the Asian elephants who live there, five new toys built for them by art students in Boston. The scene at Buttonwood Park Zoo […]

May1

May 1, 2019

Red panda to debut at Buttonwood Park Zoo

Zoo Opens its First Ever Red Panda Habitat “Over the last five years the Buttonwood Park Zoo has been committed to saving threatened and endangered species around the world,” said Buttonwood Park Zoo Executive Director Keith Lovett in a statement. “The new red panda habitat is an example of how we are working at the […]

Mar12

March 12, 2019

Boss bird of Buttonwood: Pigeon takes zoo staffer under her wing

Boss Bird of Buttonwood What is not typical about Compass is the fact that she pretty much roams free all day in the back offices at the zoo in New Bedford. Source: Boss bird of Buttonwood: Pigeon takes zoo staffer under her wing

Feb21

February 21, 2019

PHOTOS: February vaca with Winter ZooCrew at Buttonwood Park Zoo

Winter ZooCrew For young animal lovers on SouthCoast, the Buttonwood Park Zoo is the place to be on February vacation. During Buttonwood’s Winter ZooCrew program, there’s never a dull moment as children meet and learn about a variety of wildlife, as well as participate in hands-on activities, crafts and games. Source: PHOTOS: February vaca with […]

Feb7

February 7, 2019

Oh baby! Bolivian gray titi monkey born at Buttonwood Park Zoo

Biscuit has a new sibling Buttonwood Park Zoo has announced the birth of a second Bolivian gray titi monkey to parents Madeira and Crumpet. The seven-week-old baby’s gender is not yet known. Source: Oh baby! Bolivian gray titi monkey born at Buttonwood Park Zoo

Jan28

January 28, 2019

At 125, Buttonwood Park Zoo looks back on a storied history

The Buttonwood Park Zoo Turns 125 For years, the zoo has stayed true to its mission of preserving the future of wildlife and connecting the community to the natural world. Now in 2019, the place that has earned the title of “one of the finest small zoos in America” turns 125. “With so many species […]

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