July 16, 2024
Rejoice Elephant Appreciation Working day at Buttonwood Park Zoo

NEW BEDFORD — There is a big elephant in the home to be mentioned – Elephant Appreciation Day at Buttonwood Park Zoo.

At first prepared for this Sunday, the zoo declared it has now been postponed to Oct. 1, because of to inclement climate.

“It’s tied into celebrating Ruth and Emily’s (Asian elephants) birthdays,” explained Shara Rapoza, assistant director of the zoo, adding that the two are turning 65 and 59, respectively.

“That Ruth and Emily (Asian Elephants) have lived well beyond the ordinary daily life expectancy beneath human treatment is just a testament to the care that they obtain below.”