Devon oxen
Farm animals
Randall heifer calf
        In the 2003 AZA report, the newly accredited Buttonwood Park Zoo has been called..."one of the finest small zoos in the country" by The American Association for Zoos and Aquariums.  This zoo traces it's history back to 1894 at it's present location within Buttonwood Park.  The newly remodeled zoo provides safe and enjoyable recreation and education opportunities for over 250,000 visitors each year.  The zoo is located on approximately 8 acres in New Bedford, Massachusetts, has a collection of over 200 animals and is open to the public year round (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years day).  We invite you to the zoo and...

        Take a journey...

        ...through deep forests, cold mountain streams, windswept salt marshes, and ocean beaches.  Along the way, cross a covered bridge to enter the world of a traditional New England Farm.

The Buttonwood Farm focuses on heritage breeds of livestock including Randall and Milking Devon cattle, Suffolk Punch draft horses, Tamworth swine, Leicester Longwool sheep, Oberhasli and San Clemente goats and Dominique chickens.  The Zoo has an active breeding program and is working with organizations like The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC), Heritage Breeds Conservancy (HBC), The Randall Cattle Registry Inc. and the SVF Foundation to preserve these important breeds.  The Buttonwood Park Zoo is proud to be a member of the ALBC, HBC, the Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeders Association, the American Suffolk Horse Association, and the Tamworth Swine Association.

        For more information about the zoo and its programs, visit us on the internet at the The Buttonwood Park Zoo website.
Farm Profiles
Farm Profile:
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Buttonwood Farm
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Horse and colt
The Randall Cattle Registry, Inc.
        The Official Website of Randall Cattle
The Randall Cattle Registry, Inc., The Official Website of the Rare Randall (Lineback) Cattle Breed.