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Panel Gives High Marks To Elephant Program At Buttonwood Zoo

An independent panel of zoo experts has given the Asian Elephant Program at the Buttonwood Park Zoo high marks for its care of elephants Emily and Ruth.

Zoo Director Keith Lovett says the review was recommended by the U

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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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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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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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