June 7, 2015

Dreamnight magical for children, parents at Buttonwood Park Zoo

NEW BEDFORD — The night was magical, complete with princesses enchanting visitors and castles sprouting everywhere, including the bear and goat enclosures.Because this was a zoo, the castles were made of cardboard and did not house royalty but instead served as impromptu snacks for the goats and play toys for the bears.The magical atmosphere fit […]


June 2, 2015

Red fox, orphaned in crash, pounces back at Buttonwood Park Zoo

NEW BEDFORD — Staff members at Buttonwood Park Zoo hope Piper, a lively 9-week-old red fox, will pounce on people’s hearts. Her story could easily have ended in heartbreak. Piper’s mother was carrying her in her mouth when she was struck and killed by a car in an area community. A concerned resident took in the […]


June 2, 2015

Blind, orphaned fox makes home at Buttonwood Park Zoo – News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

Zookeepers are raising the fox to become part of its Animal Ambassadors Program. Source: Blind, orphaned fox makes home at Buttonwood Park Zoo – News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England  


March 23, 2015

Hop on Board and Listen for the Call of the Frog

Check out the SouthCoast Today article discussing the FrogWatch Program at the Buttonwood Park Zoo. Become a citizen scientist! Local frogs need your help! Amphibian populations are declining worldwide so it’s important to learn as much as we can about these animals. Here’s how you can help! Join the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s FrogWatch Chapter. FrogWatch […]


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 […]