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Sep4

September 4, 2018

It’s not litter, it’s enrichment

It’s not litter, it’s enrichment!   AT THE BUTTONWOOD PARK ZOO, we know that animal enrichment is a key component to animal welfare. Enrichment is one of the most important things our zookeepers do for, and with, our resident animals! The purpose behind enrichment is to stimulate each animal’s natural behavior and provide variety in […]

Aug21

August 21, 2018

New Elephant Enrichment Toys Courtesy of Mass Art

New Elephant Enrichment Toys Courtesy of Mass Art   Everyone’s favorite elephants Emily and Ruth recently received some new enrichment toys, courtesy of MassArt students. While working on their designs for the new toys, sculpture, painting, and industrial design students paid several visits to the zoo, where they had the opportunity to meet Emily and […]

Jul6

July 6, 2018

The Zoo’s resident coyote featured in Natural History Magazine

The Zoo’s resident coyote featured in Natural History Magazine   ◙ Download of the “Coyote Continent” article HERE Molly, the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s coyote-in-residence, makes her scientific magazine pictorial debut in a story just released in Natural History Magazine, “Coyote Continent”.  Natural History Magazine was first published in 1900 and since its founding, has chronicled […]

May9

May 9, 2018

Breweries and Vineyards Announced for the 2018 Red, White & Brew Tasting Festival

Breweries and Vineyards Announced for the 4th Annual Red, White & Brew Tasting Festival   Buttonwood Park Zoological Society hosts the 4th  Annual Red, White & Brew on Friday, May 18. This 21+ event includes beer & wine tastings from over 40 brands featuring more than 140 styles of beer and wine.   BUY TICKETS […]

May3

May 3, 2018

Visiting ‘The Girls’: Buttonwood Park Zoo’s beloved elephants, Ruth and Emily

Visiting ‘The Girls’: Buttonwood Park Zoo’s beloved elephants, Ruth and Emily With the recent onslaught of warm weather, we are enjoying our visits to Buttonwood Park Zoo. The Asian elephants, always have — and always will, make me feel happy. Source: Visiting ‘The Girls’: Buttonwood Park Zoo’s beloved elephants, Ruth and Emily

Apr18

April 18, 2018

“Saving wildlife is the core of our mission…”

“Saving wildlife is at the core of our mission…” Conservation means different things to everyone. For some, it means minimizing the use of resources like conserving water, energy or fuel. For accredited zoos and aquariums, like the Buttonwood Park Zoo, it means saving wildlife, which is at the core of our mission. To us, conservation […]

Mar22

March 22, 2018

Red Pandas Coming to the Southcoast

Get ready, the red pandas are coming to the Buttonwood Park Zoo! Not a member yet? Join! Summer 2018, the zoo will open a new habitat for one of the most charismatic and beautiful mammal species in the world, the red panda. This new habitat, located at the entrance of the Asian elephant yard, will […]

Mar14

March 14, 2018

Climate Change Education at the Zoo

Climate Change Education at the Zoo CLIMATE CHANGE is a major threat to wildlife worldwide as it drastically alters the habitats they call home. For certain species, these radical changes in climate can impact populations causing some to become endangered or threatened. Without significant action to reduce our fossil fuel dependence, climate change could become […]

Mar12

March 12, 2018

Can coyotes and dogs be friends?

Can coyotes and dogs be friends?   If the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s resident coyote has anything to say about it, YES! Meet Molly & Clyde: Molly, the Buttonwood Zoo’s coyote has found an unusual companion in Clyde, a Brittany spaniel. The two were first teamed up to encourage Molly to be more comfortable while taking walks […]

Feb28

February 28, 2018

Buttonwood Park Zoo: A Living Classroom

Buttonwood Park Zoo: A Living Classroom When you think of a zoo as a learning environment you probably think about the self-guided lessons of animal signage at exhibits. Today, zoos including Buttonwood Park Zoo, are developing educational programming that spans ages, abilities and meets state education standards. ⇢ Our education programs Our education team consists […]

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