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Seal Named “Northlands”, Set To Leave Island
Monday, March 20, 2023

The seal who was found on Clearwater Beach last month has officially been named Northlands — with Ruby Dill naming the seal after her granddaughter’s school — and Northlands will soon be traveling to the USA with the aim he continue his rehabilitation before being released back into the wild.

Plans Being Made To Send Seal To The USA
Saturday, March 18, 2023

The seal that was found in Bermuda last month — which is only a few weeks old — is “eating six pounds of fish a day, gaining weight, and generally doing well,” and plans are being made to send him to the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, with the same facility that accepted the seal that was found here in 2019, set to assist again.

BZS Trunk Island Cottage Receives Upgrade!
Friday, March 17, 2023

Thanks to the unwavering support of our donors, the Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) has recently completed renovations to the cottage on Trunk Island – the BZS Living Classroom, the jewel in the crown of BZS education. The renovations have expanded the footprint of the current island classroom to encompass an expansion of the sheltered porches for outdoor learning while also providing storage areas for teaching tools.

Over 500 People Attend Lionfish Chowder Event
Friday, February 24, 2023

Chiko&T’s Restaurant won both the People’s Choice and Judge’s Awards at the BZS Lionfish Chowder competition, while The Cloud at the Waterfront, Wahoo’s Bistro, the Loren and the Spot Restaurant claimed second and third place honours.

HSBC Announced as Lead Sponsor of BZS Micro Forest Project
Monday, February 20, 2023

With the impacts of climate change being felt more and more each year, the need for reforestation projects has arguably never been more important and urgent. The Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) today announced that HSBC has thrown its weight behind increasing Bermuda’s biodiversity, as Lead Sponsor of the BZS Micro Forest Project – Bermuda's Official Micro Forest Initiative.


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One thousand turn up to help celebrate environmental landmarks
RG - Sarah Lagan
Thursday, June 09, 2022

About 1,000 people turned out to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo on Saturday to celebrate World Oceans Day and World Environment Day.

The facility, along with the Bermuda Zoological Society, hosted a free Family Open Day, where they demonstrated their “commitment to ocean conservation”.

There were free educational talks, an ocean clean up, boat tours, family activities and entertainment including live mermaids swimming in the North Rock Tank.

A BZS spokeswoman said: “For BZS and BAMZ, every day is World Ocean and World Environment Day.

“BZS provides over 8,000 free educational environmental experiences annually to all of Bermuda’s schoolchildren through our Stempel Foundation BZS Schools Programme, in addition to environmental and oceanic conservation and research programmes.

“The theme for World Oceans Day this year is Revitalisation: Collective Action for the Ocean.

“Living on an island, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, means we need to conserve our wonderful marine resources for future generations and work together to solve some of the world’s biggest problems – climate change and protecting our ocean.”

During the event, representatives from the Bermuda Turtle Project talked about the 50 years of research into the protection of sea turtles, while the Marine Debris Taskforce discussed the challenge of trash in the ocean.

BAMZ aquarists took to Flatts Inlet to conduct a marine clean up and collected 192 glass bottles, fishing line and other ocean debris. BZS educators offered an introduction to free diving while its Science Club members conducted science experiments on coral bleaching.

The boat tours were run by Captain Trevor Rawson who taught passengers about Harrington Sound’s ecosystem and highlighted the BZS Living Classroom on Trunk Island, including the new living mangrove exhibits.

The spokeswoman added: “Programmes which are financially administered and supported by the BZS were also present, including the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme, presentations on migratory animals from Andrew Stevenson of the Bermuda Whale Project, and Choy Aming of the Bermuda Shark Project.

“With nature in emergency mode, the #OnlyOneEarth campaign for World Environment Day, wants you to celebrate the planet through collective environmental action – today and every day; to celebrate this, BZS and BAMZ displayed their various programmes in support of the environment.“

Guests of the open day saw the newest BZS micro forest, there were drone flights and a presentation by Spencer Fields of Passion Fields about the importance of pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

Even the food vendors – Jazzy Treats, Ashley’s Lemonade and Casa Dos Acores – joined in the spirit of environmentalism by working to minimise single use plastics on the day and going forward.

World Oceans Day is today and World Environment Day was on June 5.