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Zoo Director Responds
Buttonwood Park Zoo Director Keith Lovett has issued a response to the lawsuit filed against the city over possession of its Asian elephants, Ruth and Emily.
Elephant Lawsuit
The Friends of Ruth and Emily organization has filed an Endangered Species Act lawsuit against the City of New Bedford, seeking to have the two elephants removed from the Buttonwood Park Zoo.
Worst Zoos for Elephants
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...
Retiring the Elephants
MetroSource News - The iconic elephants of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus are getting ready for their final performances.
The curtain comes down on the long circus tradition after decades of protests by animal rights activists. Th...
In Deep
There's an old Persian saying, "By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair." Guessing that's true, I began our zoo visit with the tongue part of that proverb, by scratching Emily the Elephant's tongue.
Elephants Get Toys
Legendary pacyderm citizens Emily and Ruth are enjoying some new toys thanks to the hard work of students at MassArt.
For the fourth year in a row, the students designed and constructed oversized toys for the elephants at Buttonwood Park Zoo...
Move the Elephants?
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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