The Buttonwood Park Zoo will be a significant contributor to the conservation of nature both at home and throughout the world. We 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.
Through these efforts we aspire to be the most talked about and respected small zoo in North America.