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TSM - Seal at the Buttonwood Park Zoo
TSM - Seal at the Buttonwood Park Zoo

Buttonwood Park Zoo Re-Accredited

 

The Buttonwood Park Zoo has been re-accredited for another five years. The announcement was made this week by the National Association of Zoos and Aquariums. 

Zoo Director Keith Lovett tells WBSM's Mid-Day Llive, the zoo got high marks  following an intense inspection...

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Sandy The Seal - Facebook
Sandy The Seal - Facebook

Sandy the Seal Passes Away

The Buttonwood Park Zoo has lost a member of it's animal family. Sandy the seal was put down after suffering from liver disease for several months.

Zoo staff members had been providing treatments to the male Atlantic harbor seal to try and improve his health and assist in pain relief for the animal

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lehcar1477, Flickr
lehcar1477, Flickr

Elephant’s Habitat Included In City’s Capitol Plan

 

The City of New Bedford's five year plan to spend $43 million on repairs to city buildings includes upgrading the home of elephants Ruth and Emily at the Buttonwood Park Zoo. 

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced details of the plan on Friday.  I

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lehcar1477, Flickr
lehcar1477, Flickr

New Bedford Elephants Could Appear on 2014 Ballot

It's an ongoing debate. Should elephants Emily and Ruth remain at the Buttonwood Park Zoo, or live out the rest of their lives at an out-of-state elephant sanctuary?

Local resident Joyce Rowley has started a campaign collecting signatures to get the question on next year's ballot

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Buttonwood Park Zoo
Buttonwood Park Zoo

Sick Seal at Buttonwood Park Zoo [UPDATE]

UPDATE 6PM: On Thursday, Sandy was transported to Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn, MA where a group of veterinarians from the Hospital, the New England Aquarium, and the Zoo’s Dr. Michele Sims pe

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Photo - Getty Images (file)
Photo - Getty Images (file)

Cancer Survivor Credits Family Support And Confident Doctors For Recovery

A cancer survivor from Marion says strong family support and excellent, upbeat doctors helped her beat the disease.

Nicole Podkowa was diagnosed with breast cancer, two years ago this month.

She was shocked to hear the diagnosis, but her doctors kept giving her confidence

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TSM - Emily and Ruth enjoy their toys.
TSM - Emily and Ruth enjoy their toys.

New Elephant Toys Unvieled At Buttonwood Park Zoo

The stars of the Buttonwood Park Zoo have some new additions to their habitat.

Students from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design spent the last semester designing and constructing toys for elephants Emily and Ruth

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floorvan, flickr
floorvan, flickr

New Bedford Zoo Named 5th Worst for Elephants

The Buttonwood Park Zoo is once again labeled one of the worst exhibits in the country for elephants.

The In Defense of Animals 2012 list of ten worst zoos for elephants places New Bedford's zoo at number five on the list

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SouthcoastToday,flickr
SouthcoastToday,flickr

Emily the Elephant Should Stay in New Bedford

Once upon a time, there was an elephant named Emily who was sent away from her deplorable home! Soon after, the village got together and asked for donations to help build a new home for her.

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Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach Post

New Director Confirmed for Buttonwood Park Zoo

One of New Bedford's biggest attractions has a new man at its helm. Keith Lovett was confirmed by the City Council Tuesday as the next director of the Buttonwood Park Zoo. Lovett formerly served as the operations director at Florida's Palm Beach Zoo

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