Feb28

February 28, 2018

Buttonwood Park Zoo: A Living Classroom

Buttonwood Park Zoo: A Living Classroom When you think of a zoo as a learning environment you probably think about the self-guided lessons of animal signage at exhibits. Today, zoos including Buttonwood Park Zoo, are developing educational programming that spans ages, abilities and meets state education standards. ⇢ Our education programs Our education team consists […]

Feb8

February 8, 2018

YOUR VIEW: Buttonwood Park Zoo is one of the finest small zoos in US

YOUR VIEW: Buttonwood Park Zoo is one of the finest small zoos in US I met Bernardo following his big move into his new habitat. I’ve been a Buttonwood Park Zoo Member for years, however, this was my first visit to the new Rainforests, Rivers & Reefs building. Bernardo joins our old friends, the beloved […]

Feb6

February 6, 2018

New World Primates focus of lecture at Buttonwood Park Zoo

New World Primates focus of lecture at Buttonwood Park Zoo Conservation of New World Primates is the topic of the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s February Wildlife Education Series. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. Keith Lovett, Zoo Director is the keynote speaker. Lovett, the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s director, has been […]

Jan29

January 29, 2018

Buttonwood Park Zoo welcomes Bernardo the sloth

Buttonwood Park Zoo welcomes Bernardo the sloth Buttonwood Park Zoo welcomed Bernardo a 16 year-old male sloth to his new home in the zoo’s Rainforests, Rivers & Reefs building. Bernardo, a two-toed sloth, is the first sloth to call the zoo home. Source: Buttonwood Park Zoo welcomes Bernardo the sloth

Jan29

January 29, 2018

Students visit Zoo thanks to private donor

Students visit Zoo thanks to private donor For the second year in a row a private donor to the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society has funded the transportation costs for all New Bedford 1st and 2nd graders to visit Buttonwood Park Zoo. Source: Students visit zoo thanks to private donor

Oct24

October 24, 2017

Buttonwood Zoo celebrates birth of first monkey

Buttonwood Zoo celebrates birth of first monkey NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) – The Buttonwood Park Zoo is celebrating the birth of the first primate born in its Rainforests, Rivers and Reefs exhibit. “The opening of Rainforests, Rivers and Reefs marked the first time primates have resided at the Zoo in decades,” Zoo Director Keith Lovett said. […]

Oct24

October 24, 2017

Cute monkey born at Buttonwood Park Zoo

Cute monkey born at Buttonwood Park Zoo The Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford has welcomed an adorable little monkey to its family. A Bolivian gray titi monkey, who is about a month old, is acclimating to the zoo with the help of its proud parents. Source: WJAR

Oct24

October 24, 2017

Buttonwood Park Zoo welcomes birth of Bolivian gray titi monkey

Buttonwood Park Zoo welcomes birth of Bolivian gray titi monkey NEW BEDFORD — Buttonwood Park Zoo is celebrating the birth of a Bolivian gray titi monkey: the first species born to primates in the new Rainforests, Rivers & Reefs exhibit. Source: SouthCoastToday  

Oct24

October 24, 2017

Out and About: Howl at the Zoo

Browse through our photos of Howl at the Zoo held Friday, Oct.20, 2017 at the Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford. Source: Out and About: Howl at the Zoo

Oct24

October 24, 2017

Buttonwood Park Zoo the place to bee

Buttonwood Park Zoo the place to bee The Buttonwood Park Zoo is buzzing with excitement over its new beehives. “Bee populations continue to decline due to pesticide use and habitat loss,” a press release from Buttonwood Park Zoo stated. “As an institution dedicated to the conservation of wildlife of all shapes and sizes, the Zoo decided […]