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Tropical exhibits at heart of Buttonwood Park Zoo’s master plan

As popular as it was at the Buttonwood Park Zoo, the Aquatic Environment Center is roped off until sometime in mid-2017, and a glimpse of what is happening in that space now speaks volumes about the zoo and the direction it is headed under Director Keith Lovett.To put it simply, the less than ambitious 16-year-old “From the Berkshires to the Sea” aquatic displays are gone. Three of the old murals are still there, scarred by the demolition that has been going on for the past

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Buttonwood Park Zoo unveils wheelchair accessible train car

Buttonwood Park Zoo unveils wheelchair accessible train car

The Black Bear Express, Buttonwood Park Zoo’s train is now wheelchair accessible thanks in part to a grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities and a private donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The new wheelchair accessible caboose was unveiled this week by a host of officials. “We are proud to support the Buttonwood Park Zoo and the great work they achieve with children, they make a difference in children’s lives throughout their community,” said Karen

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