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Courtesy Buttonwood Park Zoo
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Buttonwood Zoo Donates Digital Scale for Elephants in Vietnam

The effort to save the nearly-extinct elephant population of Vietnam has been given a big boost from the SouthCoast.

Patrons of the Buttonwood Park Zoo have donated enough money that the zoo was recently able to purchase a digital scale for the Elephant Conservation Center in Dak Lak, Vietnam...

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TSM
TSM

Buttonwood Park Zoo Placed in ‘Hall of Shame’ for Elephant Habitat

NEW BEDFORD - The Buttonwood Park Zoo has once again appeared on a list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants.

The list, compiled by In Defense of Animals, places the New Bedford zoo in their "Hall of Shame," making this the seventh consecutive year the zoo has appeared on the list...

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Credit: Acushnet Fire & EMS Facebook Page
Credit: Acushnet Fire & EMS Facebook Page

Acushnet Father and Son Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

A father and his young son are dead in Acushnet after suffering from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in their Buttonwood Lane home.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says the ex-wife of 41-year-old Joseph Lopes called Acushnet Police around 8:15 A...

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ABC6
ABC6

Buttonwood Park Zoo Offers to ‘Adopt’ Cliff the Coyote

A Rhode Island coyote that was spared euthanization after a public outcry could find a new home at New Bedford's zoo.

Keith Lovett, the director of Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford tells WBSM News the zoo would take the coyote known as Cliff, but only if several conditions are met, including giving Cliff a physical examination...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Buttonwood Park Zoo Unveils $22M Master Plan

The City has updated the master plan for the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford.

The fifteen year, $22 million plan calls for a host of changes, including more exhibits featuring endangered and exotic species such as tigers, snow leopards, red pandas, and much more...

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Buttonwood Park Zoo/Facebook
Buttonwood Park Zoo/Facebook

Stable But Guarded: Update on New Bedford’s Ruth the Elephant

Buttonwood Park Zoo Director Keith Lovett says there's not much change in Ruth the elephant's condition. Ruth is reported as suffering from gastrointestinal complications, and hasn't been able to pass food...

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Brian Thomas/Townsquare Media
Brian Thomas/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Man Found Hanging from Tree in Buttonwood Park

A New Bedford man is found dead of an apparent suicide in Buttonwood Park. The man's body was found by a passerby hanging from a tree near the monument on Fuller Memorial Parkway between Brownell and Rockdale Avenues just before 6am this morning...

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Barry Richard/Facebook
Barry Richard/Facebook

Lawsuit Filed Against Bill Clinton for Alleged Election Fraud in Massachusetts

A lawsuit has been filed in Federal Court in Boston against former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin...

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Defends Clinton’s New Bedford Visit: ‘Get Over Yourselves’

State law indicates there can be no electioneering within 150 feet of the entrance to a polling place on election day. That rule has many people questioning whether former President Bill Clinton and New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell violated campaign rules as they stumped for Hillary Clinton right in front of a city polling location Tuesday...

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Barry Richard/Facebook
Barry Richard/Facebook

Poor Location Choice for Presidential Visit in New Bedford

I don't know who picked the spot for President Bill Clinton's visit to New Bedford, but what the heck were they thinking?!

President Clinton visited the Whaling City today, stumping for his wife, Hillary...

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