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Buttonwood Park Zoo joins effort to save endangered porpoise

Buttonwood Park Zoo joins effort to save endangered porpoise

Source: Buttonwood Park Zoo joins effort to save endangered porpoise

The Buttonwood Park Zoo is among more than 100 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) members to pledge over $1 million toward the emergency rescue of the vaquita porpoise, the world’s most endangered marine mammal.

The $5,000 donation by Buttonwood Park Zoo was donated through the zoo’s conservation fund, supported by zoo visitors. AZA and its members are joining the Mexican government, which recently announced that it is pledging up to $3 million to support the VaquitaCPR emergency rescue plan.

Meet Buttonwood Park Zoo’s 3 new furry, adorable otter babies

Meet Buttonwood Park Zoo’s 3 new furry, adorable otter babies

Source: Meet Buttonwood Park Zoo’s 3 new

NEW BEDFORD — Buttonwood Park Zoo has become home to three North American river otter pups. The furry creatures, born in March to zoo resident Dani, are getting acclimated to their surroundings and learning how to swim, the zoo said in a news release.

Zoo Director Keith Lovett stated the babies are expected to be introduced into the zoo’s otter habitat in the coming weeks and a naming contest will be announced soon.

furry, adorable otter babies