The BPZS will support the Buttonwood Park Zoo so that the Zoo will be a significant contributor to the conservation of nature both at home and throughout the world. The Zoo will
• provide a safe and exciting experience that connects people of all ages to the natural world
• be known for the excellence of our collection, animal care, and exhibits
• be recognized for the excellence of educational programming that is not only informative but inspirational, with a strong conservation focus
• serve as a showcase for the City of New Bedford’s environmental efforts, acting as a community resource and example of sustainable green living.
• conduct scientific research that supports conservation, at the Buttonwood Park Zoo, locally, and throughout the world
• link the City of New Bedford to the global conservation community.
The BPZS will support these efforts so that the Buttonwood Park Zoo will be the most talked about and respected small zoo in North America.