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 Emily, Ruth, Max, Mayzie, and all the other animals who call the zoo home.
Supporting the zoo is enjoying and intensely personal, vitally important to me. My father Norman Cordeiro of Dartmouth died of pancreatic cancer on March 30, 2014. The Buttonwood Park Zoo was where I soon found peace. Instead of being in that room at St. Luke’s Hospital during the final days, I had an intense desire to go to the zoo. The zoo is a special spiritual place because it is a refuge where animals thrive, people are happy, and life is enjoyed in abundance.