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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...
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 g…
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...
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.
Lovett tells WBSM News that changed Sunday morning when Ruth was finally able to pass much of the blockage …
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.
BP Zoo Director Keith Lovett tells WBSM News at this point, Ruth isn't eating anything...
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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