Community collaboration at its finest! The Buttonwood Park Zoo, Bristol County Agricultural High School, New Bedford Parks, Recreation and Beaches, and Friends of Buttonwood Park work together to save monarch butterflies.
NEW BEDFORD — Elephants pack creative talents in their trunks.Fifth-grade students at Our Sisters School experienced that firsthand Thursday morning when they watched Emily and Ruth, the two Asian elephants at Buttonwood Park Zoo, use their trunks to create artwork.They cheered as the elephants grabbed brushes filled with non-toxic paint and used their trunks to guide them onto a canvas. The resulting artwork was taken back to the school for display and observation.Creative and
Mark your calendars — or your calendar apps — BookLovers, because September and October are jam-packed with author events in SouthCoast. And I’m not blanketing this entire time period under “fall,” because fall doesn’t start until Sept. 22, and I don’t give up summer until the very last second, when Mother Nature yanks it from me like she’s taking a toy from a bad kid. Then I throw a tantrum until Halloween. Then I call it fall.
“Hit the ground running” describes my first few months as the Buttonwood Park Zoo staff veterinarian. It has been a whirlwind adventure in which I have experienced the full range of emotions. I have started to cultivate strong relationships with my colleagues, with the animals, and with the community. In the process, I have learned an immense amount while helping and providing care to our animals.Being at a zoo, you never know what each day will hold. The cases I encounter vary