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Support the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society as you explore one-of-a-kind experiences, artful creations, unique gifts, and much more – all from the comfort of your home! Your contributions provide critical support for New Bedford’s beloved local zoo. By participating, you protect endangered wildlife, connect our community to nature, and safeguard the sustainability of this treasured organization for generations to come.

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America’s Small Zoos Face Grim Future Amidst Shutdown

America’s Small Zoos Face Grim Future Amidst Shutdown

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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SouthCoast Summer: 5 things you didn’t know about Buttonwood Park Zoo

SouthCoast Summer: 5 things you didn’t know about Buttonwood Park Zoo

SouthCoast Summer: 5 things you didn’t know about Buttonwood Park Zoo

 

Longer days and warmer weather means just one thing in New Bedford: It’s time to visit Buttonwood Park Zoo. Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, the zoo is in year three of a 15-year master plan that will redevelop and revamp the “hidden gem” that is Buttonwood Park Zoo.

With new programming that puts education and preservation at the forefront, festivities surrounding its anniversary, plus the animals that New Bedford residents have known and loved for years, it’s more than worth it to check out what’s happening inside the zoo’s gates.

Need more convincing? Check out these five things you didn’t know about the zoo.

Source: SouthCoast Summer: 5 things you didn’t know about Buttonwood Park Zoo

PHOTOS: February vaca with Winter ZooCrew at Buttonwood Park Zoo

PHOTOS: February vaca with Winter ZooCrew at Buttonwood Park Zoo

Winter ZooCrew

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