Recent NewsAquarium Welcomes New Tree Kangaroo
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] has welcomed a new tree kangaroo to their exhibits. Karau [pronounced KUH-row] comes to BAMZ from Lincoln Park Children’s Zoo in Chicago.
‘We hope it inspires them to become environmental stewards of the future’
Friday, June 29, 2012
Maybe some of them will pursue a career in conservation and become the next David Wingate or Jeremy Madeiros.
BASS works to raise awareness to save Sargasso Sea
Friday, June 08, 2012
FRIDAY, JUNE 8: Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle described the Sargasso Sea as the “golden floating rainforest of the Atlantic Ocean” and now ten local non-governmental and environmental groups have teamed up to raise awareness about its importance.
Sargasso Sea: BASS Aims To Raise Awareness
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Ten local non-governmental and environmental groups are teaming up to raise awareness on the Island about the importance of protecting the Sargasso Sea.
Flamingos on the move
Saturday, June 02, 2012
Plastic flamingos will be paying surprise visits across the Island this month — as they move on from their starting point on the lawns of Government House.
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By Elizabeth Roberts
Published May 16, 2012 at 8:28 am (Updated May 16, 2012 at 8:27 am)
Orana the fossa, Madagascar's top predator, is a favourite attraction at
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo. School students learn about fragile
island environments through class visits to the Madagascar Exhibit.
RenaissanceRE has been thanked for helping to fund Orana's new home.
(Photo Chris Burville)
Orana the fossa, a popular creature at the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo (BAMZ), had her enclosure dedicated to a reinsurance company who helped fund her home.
A fossa is a member of the mongoose family hailing from Madagascar, and is a “top predator” according to a press release from the Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS).
“With her long tail, intense stare and agile antics, Orana has proven very popular with BAMZ visitors, including school students who learn about the environmental challenges facing fragile island environments through the Madagascar Exhibit,” explained the society.
BZS decided to honour RennaissanceRe for a “generous capital campaign gift” by dedicating part of the exhibit to the company.
Company CEO Neill Currie said: “RenaissanceRe is committed to Bermuda and supporting organisations that improve the quality of life for everyone on our Island.
“The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo is a place where Bermudians and visitors of all ages are educated and inspired to develop an appreciation of the fragile environment and unique wildlife around us.”