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 […]


June 20, 2014

Zoo Member Exclusive: River Otter Pups’ Debut and Gender Reveal!

Exclusive Members Only Event: Celebrate River Otter Pups’ Debut and Gender Reveal! Monday, June 23, from 6:00pm-7:30pm We want our zoo members to be the first to meet our two otter pups as they make their debut on exhibit! Monday night will be your first opportunity to see the otterly adorable pair. The pups will debut […]


June 20, 2014

Zoo to Debut River Otter Pups to Public

Buttonwood Park Zoo Debuts River Otter Pups to Public   New Bedford, MA (June 20, 2014) – The Buttonwood Park Zoo’s youngest residents, two North American river otter pups, will make their public debut Tuesday morning. The names of the two female pups are Cinnamon and Sugar. The two North American river otter pups were […]


May 23, 2014

Zoo Announces Birth of Two North American River Otter Pups

Buttonwood Park Zoo Announces Birth of Two North American River Otter Pups New Bedford, MA (May 23, 2014) – The Buttonwood Park Zoo is proud to announce the birth of two North American river otter pups born to first time mother, Dani, on March 19, 2014. Dani, 3 years old, arrived at the Buttonwood Park […]


April 23, 2014

Support Your Zoo Director

The following piece appeared in the Standard Times on April 23, 2014 and can be read on   Support Your Zoo Director By Shara Crook Shara Crook is the curator of the Buttonwood Park Zoo and lifelong resident of New Bedford. By now, many are aware of the campaign that has been directed at our […]


April 9, 2014

Zoo Director Responds to Claims by Animal Activists

Good Decisions on Elephants Require More Than Good Intentions By Keith Lovett, Zoo Director of the Buttonwood Park Zoo A well-meaning but misinformed group known as Friends of Ruth and Emily has made it its mission to raise questions about the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s Asian elephant program. It has demanded and received thousands of pages of […]