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Drivers urged to fill their tanks and help good causes
Friday, February 11, 2022

Bermuda’s drivers have been asked to fill their tanks for a good cause as a charity event combining fun and fundraising goes for its 53rd annual spin tomorrow.


Zoological Society Launch Micro Forest Project
Monday, November 22, 2021

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS], in partnership with RenaissanceRe, is initiating a pilot project to “promote biodiversity and stewardship of our natural heritage by creating several sustainable micro forests.”


Aurum Fund Management Donates To BZS
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Aurum Fund Management Limited has donated $12,500 to the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] to aid in the creation of a saltwater pond to support the growth of Black Mangroves on Trunk Island.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society is happy to announce that Aurum Fund Management Limited have donated $12,500 to the creation of a saltwater pond to support the growth of Black Mangroves on Trunk Island – the BZS ‘Living Classroom.’ An anonymous donor also assisted with funds for the project.


BZS To Host Zoom Around The Sound On Sept 18
Thursday, September 02, 2021

The Bermuda Zoological Society will be holding the annual Zoom Around The Sound event on Saturday, September 18th.

A spokesperson said, “Are you ready to zoom with the Bermuda Zoological Society? Join the annual Zoom Around the Sound event on Saturday, 18th September and help the BZS raise funds for their education and conservation programmes.


Environmental science scholarships awarded by BZS
Monday, August 30, 2021

A group of environmental science students have had their hard work rewarded with scholarships from the Bermuda Zoological Society.



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All the latest updates and news from the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo, one of Bermuda's leading visitor attractions!

No vaccinations for BAMZ animals, yet
Royal Gazette - Owain Johnston-Barnes
Tuesday, August 03, 2021

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The residents of the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo have not received Covid-19 vaccinations, but that could change as research continues.

Ian Walker, principle curator at BAMZ, confirmed that while some larger zoos in the United States have been working with a vaccine manufacturer to test a potential vaccine on a variety of species, no such vaccinations have been performed at BAMZ.

Dr Walker said: “It is my understanding that the United States Department of Agriculture has approved this vaccine for experimental use on a case-by-case basis in the United States only.”

He added that the number of species known to contract Covid-19 – and show symptoms of the virus – is still growing.

Dr Walker said: “The number of species of animals that are known to become infected, including showing symptoms, with this virus are growing.

“This is why we have taken the strict precautions we have at BAMZ from the start of the pandemic. These precautions help to protect our staff, animals and our visitors.

“We will continue to follow the science, work with our partners and will vaccinate the appropriate animal populations when a vaccine has been approved and we can gain access to it.”

The US-based Centres for Disease Control said that “companion animals” such as cats and dogs, along with several other species, have been able to contract the virus.

The CDC said: “There have been reports of animals infected with the virus worldwide. Most of these animals became infected after contact with people with Covid-19.”

Along with a small number of pets, zoo animals including lions, tigers, pumas, cougars, snow leopards and gorillas have tested positive for Covid-19 after showing signs of illness.

Minks at farms in several countries have also been shown to contract the virus, with mink to human spread of Covid-19 reported in the Netherlands, Denmark and Poland.

Recent experimental research has shown that many other mammals, including bank voles, ferrets, fruit bats, hamsters, pigs, rabbits, racoon dogs, tree shrews and white-tailed deer can be infected with the virus.