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Piper the Fox at Buttonwood Park Zoo

We've all heard about Piper, the 4 month old Red Fox and newest addition to the Buttonwood Park Zoo. Until June 10th, she was just an adorable kit we could admire through pictures on Facebook. But she got her big debut with the public that Wednesday, and WBSM was there with a couple friends to meet her!

We were told she was skittish, as most Red Fox's are by nature, but she seemed to be doing well for her first outing

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Kasey Likes Beer
Kasey Tries Craft Beer...On Air

Kasey Tries Craft Beer On Air! [VIDEO]

I do not make a habit of drinking alcoholic beverages at 8 AM, on air. But lucky for me, "Red, White & Brew" is tonight at Buttonwood Park Zoo. That meant I was allowed to sample craft beers on air yesterday. I

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Buttonwood Park Zoo Officials Dispute Report On Elephants

An animal protection group has criticized the Buttonwood Park Zoo for its treatment of their elephants. In Defense of Animals ranked the zoo fourth in their annual list of the "Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants

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Hungry Residents
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Have A Meal, Help The Buttonwood Park Zoo

Having a meal at "Not Your Average Joe's" at 61 State Road in Dartmouth can help the Buttonwood Park Zoo.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford Teachers Welcomed By Local Community Organizations

The Buttonwood Park Zoo was filled with more than just animals Tuesday evening.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Host families waiting for their Fresh Air Fund children to come off their bus.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Host families waiting for their Fresh Air Fund children to come off their bus.

Inner-City Kids Get Some Fresh Air

A few dozen youngsters from New York City will be calling the SouthCoast home for the next two weeks.

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Photo from Ocean Explorium
Photo from Ocean Explorium

Ocean Explorium, Zoological Society to Study Potential Merger

The Ocean Explorium and Buttonwood Park Zoological Society could eventually merge. The two organizations announced yesterday that they would launch a study into whether its feasible to bring the Explorium's programs into the zoo's operations

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Otter pups
Larissa Correia/Buttonwood Park Zoo

Zoo’s Youngest New Arrivals Are Otterly Adorable

The excitement of showing off your newborn never gets old, and the same feeling of elation will greet Buttonwood Park Zoo's youngest residents, two North American river otter pups, on Tuesday morning, June 24.

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Phil Paleologos reaches into Emily the Elephant's mouth
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Have You Ever Scratched An Elephant’s Tongue? [VIDEO]

There's an old Persian saying, "By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair." Guessing that's true, I began our zoo visit with the tongue part of that proverb, by scratching Emily the Elephant's tongue.

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Asian Elephants
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Asian Elephants Emily And Ruth Will Not Be Sent Away [AUDIO]

About 30 years ago, my then 4-year-old daughter, Andrea, was upset that our zoo had to send Emily the Elephant away because of poor housing conditions. It didn't take long to find other like-minded people who wanted to build Emily a new home and get her back.

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