emily and ruth

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.S. Department of Agriculture after receiving complaints from animal activists...
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." Dr. Toni Frohoff says Emily and Ruth belong in a sanctuary...
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...