The zoo sits on the southeast coast of Massachusetts on the way to Cape Cod. It’s one of the oldest and most unique in the country, sitting only 7 acres in size.
“Everything from Asian elephants to small monkey species, otters, a lot of native species. A diverse animal population here that the community really loves,” said zoo director Keith Lovett of the animals.
It survives on city funds, fundraising, and like most other zoos, admission. Closing was, and still is, a tough financial hit. This is the time of year when Buttonwood makes the most money.
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Boss Bird of Buttonwood
What is not typical about Compass is the fact that she pretty much roams free all day in the back offices at the zoo in New Bedford.
Source: Boss bird of Buttonwood: Pigeon takes zoo staffer under her wing
For young animal lovers on SouthCoast, the Buttonwood Park Zoo is the place to be on February vacation. During Buttonwood’s Winter ZooCrew program, there’s never a dull moment as children meet and learn about a variety of wildlife, as well as participate in hands-on activities, crafts and games.
Source: PHOTOS: February vaca with Winter ZooCrew at Buttonwood Park Zoo