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...
Free Fun Fridays
Today, Friday, August 21st, is Free Fun Friday at the Buttonwood Park Zoo and the perfect day to enjoy a family outing, courtesy of The Highland Street Foundation, who is picking up the tab, giving you and the kids free admission to see Emily, Ruth, the Bears, Piper the Fox and all th…
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...