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March 2, 2020

And Then There Were Three! BPZoo Welcomes 3rd Bolivian Gray Titi Baby

New Bedford, Massachusetts:  It’s official- the first baby born at the Buttonwood Park Zoo in 2020 is a Bolivian gray titi monkey! Born January 12, 2020, this is the third birth for 11 year-old mom, Madeira and 5 year-old father, Crumpet. This Bolivian gray titi monkey family has been growing since 2017, with the initial […]


February 8, 2020

Wildlife Education Series Returns on February 13th

New Bedford, Massachusetts: The Buttonwood Park Zoo is again hosting the “Wildlife Education Series”, a monthly educational program covering a variety of scientific topics, ranging from biology to animal behavior to conservation science. The events are geared to inquisitive individuals who are eager to learn and ask questions. The first lecture in the 2020 series […]


January 24, 2020

Bowling Over the Competition

New Bedford, Massachusetts:  The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society’s bowling fundraiser – Fish Bowl – is back for a 3rd consecutive year and is bigger than ever! Fish Bowl brings together teams of family, friends, businesses, and community partners to raise money for Buttonwood Park Zoological Society. The BPZS supports the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s efforts to […]


January 17, 2020

Local Companies Donate Christmas Trees to Buttonwood Park Zoo’s Animals

New Bedford, Massachusetts:  While most Christmas decorations and lights have been taken down and put away by now, there are still plenty of evergreen trees to be found around the Buttonwood Park Zoo! For the past 8 years, after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season has died down. Conwell Enterprises of Provincetown has […]


January 10, 2020

Buttonwood Park Zoo Raising Funds for Australian Wildlife Devastated by Bushfires

New Bedford, Massachusetts:  The Buttonwood Park Zoo is helping SouthCoast residents come to the aid of wildlife in Australia. The Zoo’s Coins for Conservation program – which has raised over $72,000 since its inception in 2015 – makes a direct impact on wildlife and as of today, is accepting donations for the Zoo and Aquarium […]


December 24, 2019

Double Trouble – BPZoo Celebrates the Birth of Bearded Emperor Tamarin Twins

New Bedford, Massachusetts: The Buttonwood Park Zoo has a lot to celebrate this holiday season – including the birth of bearded emperor tamarin twins! Pepper, a 3-year-old bearded emperor tamarin, who came to the BPZoo in 2018 from Twycross Zoo in the United Kingdom, gave birth to the twins on October 20, 2019. This is […]


December 17, 2019

Latest addition to New Bedford’s Buttonwood Park Zoo is sinfully cute

Latest addition to New Bedford’s Buttonwood Park Zoo is sinfully cute   NEW BEDFORD — If “sloth” brings to mind one of the Seven Deadly Sins, it’s time for some rethinking. The only thing sinful about Lysander, one of the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s latest additions, is that she’s sinfully cute. Lysander, affectionately known as “Sandy,” […]


December 16, 2019

Buttonwood Park Zoological Society Appoints New Board Members

New Bedford, Massachusetts: The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society announces the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. The Society, founded in 1969, supports the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s efforts to be a leader in global conservation and environmental education and a cornerstone of the New Bedford community. As the nonprofit arm of the […]


December 9, 2019

Holiday Happenings at the BPZoo

New Bedford, Massachusetts:  Santa Claus is coming to the BPZoo! The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society is getting into the holiday spirit with “Cookies, Paws and Santa Claus”, featuring cookie decorating, holiday crafting, meet and greets with our animal ambassadors and a chance to meet the big guy himself in our frozen North Pole. Cookies, Paws […]


December 5, 2019

6th Annual BPZS “Art Gone Wild” Auction Now Live

New Bedford, Massachusetts: Buttonwood Park Zoological Society’s holiday tradition, the “Art Gone Wild” fundraiser is back! The 6th annual online auction went live on Monday, December 2nd, 2019, with 38 one-of-a kind pieces of art up for grabs, all painted by our resident animals. Highlights for this year include an elephant skin print turned silhouette […]

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