March 13, 2015

Abandoned Lizard Added to Animal Ambassador Program at Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford

The Zoo’s newest animal ambassador, a reg tegu, will play an important role in educating visitors, school groups, and the community about pet ownership responsibilities, invasive species, and so much more! To view the online article at SouthCoastToday, click here.          


March 5, 2015

Meet Rosita!

This beautiful red tegu was found roaming the streets of Falmouth before she was picked up by local animal care and control staff. Falmouth Pet Center kept her for the required period of time before contacting us about giving her a forever home. Rosita, along with many other residents of the zoo, have came to us because they were either orphaned, […]


January 9, 2015

Jan 15: Annual Meeting

As announced in our December Zooletter, the Annual Meeting for the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society will be Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5:30pm at the Buttonwood Park Zoo.  The meeting’s agenda includes an annual report of the Zoo Society.  The meeting is open to the public.  The Zoological Society asks those interested in attending the Annual Meeting please RSVP at (508) 991-4556 x 10.


January 5, 2015

Not Your Average Joe’s Cause

Not Your Average Joe’s Cause The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society has been selected for the Not Your Average Cause at the Not Your Average Joe’s (NYAJ) in Dartmouth, MA. Every Tuesday throughout January, 15% of all purchases made by our supporters at the NYAJ’s in Dartmouth will go to support our veterinary program here at […]


December 30, 2014

Meet Cody the Coyote!

An orphaned coyote pup, now named Cody, came to the Buttonwood Park Zoo in July of 2014 from Minnesota. Cody was found at 4 weeks old and was bottle fed by a wildlife rehabilitator in order to survive. Since Cody was imprinted to humans, he could no longer be released into the wild and was […]


December 30, 2014

There’s a New Canada Lynx in Town!

Canada Lynx The Zoo is proud to announce the arrival of one and a half year old female Canada lynx, Sylvie. Female Canada lynx, Sylvie, came to the Buttonwood Park Zoo from the Montreal Biodome per a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Canada Lynx Species Survival Plan (SSP). The goal of […]


November 30, 2014

Ways to Green Your Holidays This Season

Simple Ways to Green Your Holidays This Season from the Education Department  We are dreaming of a GREEN holiday season! Being animal friendly this holiday season doesn’t need to be another thing on your to-do list – we can help you make it fun and easy! Here are a few simple things you can do while […]


November 24, 2014

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday Shop at the Zoo’s North Woods Gift Store on Small Business Saturday and support your local zoo!  On Saturday, November 28th, the North Woods Gift Store will offer 25% off all puzzles & games and 30% off Wooden train sets and accessories. Please visit the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce for a […]


September 2, 2014

Meet Our New Education Curator!

Meet Our New Education Curator Q & A with Carrie Hawthorne Tell us a little about yourself. What is your background and how did you go about becoming an Education Curator? I am originally from Plymouth, MA where I always loved spending time outdoors and with animals. When I graduated high school, I thought that […]


August 6, 2014

Meet Our New Veterinarian

Meet Our New Veterinarian Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth Arnett-Chinn. (We like to call her Dr. Lizzy!) Did you always know that you wanted to be a zoo veterinarian? I’ve wanted to be a zoo veterinarian since I was in the sixth grade and went to the San Diego Wild Animal Park on vacation with my […]