Recent NewsSeal 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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By Tim Smith
Published May 31, 2012 at 8:32 am (Updated May 31, 2012 at 8:32 am)
New lemurs at BAMZ’s Madagascar Exhibit: Petunia (left) and her sister Penelope adjust to
their home at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. The lemurs came from Sacramento Zoo
in California, where they had lived together as a family unit. (Photo by Akil Simmons)
Three ring-tailed lemurs have been introduced to the Madagascar Exhibit at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.
The animals, a male called Elmer and two unrelated sisters, Petunia and Penelope, came from Sacramento Zoo in California, where they had lived together as a family unit.
According to the Aquarium, the walk-through exhibit is temporarily closed to the public while they get used to their new surroundings.
Principal curator Ian Walker said: “We are delighted to add these fascinating creatures to this world class exhibit so that our visitors, particularly students and children, can see and learn about the endangered animals of Madagascar and other threatened islands.
“We ask people to be patient while these animals get comfortable inside the exhibit before it is reopened to visitors.”
The Madagascar exhibit links Bermuda’s own conservation challenges with those of the Indian Ocean island, where a majority of plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.
Lemurs are one of Madagascar’s endemic animals, with 80 different species, ranging from tiny pygmies to child-size creatures.