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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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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 FB / Cait Riley
Buttonwood Park Zoo FB / Cait Riley

One Year Membership to Buttonwood Park Zoo with Seize the Deal

If you're looking to make sure you have plenty of activities left for the summer (and into the fall!) now is your chance to Seize the Deal to Buttonwood Park Zoo!

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Buttonwood Park Zoo/Facebook
Buttonwood Park Zoo/Facebook

New Bedford’s Precious Pacyderm Ruth is Feeling Better

Ruth the elephant is doing much better.

Buttonwood Park Zoo Director Keith Lovett says it was touch and go for the pacyderm Friday and Saturday as she was suffering from gastrointestinal stasis...

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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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Buttonwood Park Zoo/Facebook
Buttonwood Park Zoo/Facebook

New Bedford’s Ruth the Elephant is Very Sick

One of the Buttonwood Park Zoo's biggest residents is sick.

For several days, Ruth the Elephant has been dealing with gastrointestinal difficulties...

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Newest additions to Buttonwood Park Zoo Mayze and Max the bobcats. Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Newest additions to Buttonwood Park Zoo Mayze and Max the bobcats. Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Bobcat Kittens Welcomed, Named by Buttonwood Park Zoo Community

The newest additions to the Buttonwood Park Zoo were formally introduced to the zoo community Thursday night during a members only event. 

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A dad and daughter dua celebrate as a Koala in the Brush.
A dad and daughter dua celebrate as a Koala in the Brush.

Buttonwood Park Zoo’s Baby Boo at the Zoo [GALLERY]

The Buttonwood Park Zoo hosted it's first Baby Boo at the Zoo-  a "mini" Halloween party with with educational activities, an up close and personal visit with an animal, toddler friendly snacks and a costume parade.

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