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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Pupils enrolled in a competitive volunteer programme through the Bermuda Zoological Society have been given a second chance to complete it in the wake of Covid-19.
The Junior Volunteer programme requires a year-long commitment to support the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, but the latest cadre came to a halt because of the pandemic.
A BZS spokeswoman said: “When the JV programme was able to recommence in September, the coordinators decided to give last year’s JVs the opportunity to have a programme ’do-over’.
“A total of six students accepted the offer, and they are currently participating in the programme together with 12 new students.”
Alex Amat, coordinator for the JV programme and BZS educator, said that some of those who chose not to re-enter the programme still continued to volunteer at BAMZ.
Dr Amat said: “One student was offered a junior staff position at BAMZ.
“Students studying abroad have also pledged to come back and volunteer during their prolonged Christmas break after finishing their quarantine periods.
“We are very proud of their dedication.”
The spokeswoman said BZS volunteers contribute over 10,000 hours of valuable husbandry support to BAMZ every year, with all programmes being accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The JV programme runs from October to June and is intended for pupils between 14 and 17 years of age.
It requires a year-long commitment to volunteer on a Saturday or Sunday morning each week, and gives participants the opportunity to work in all areas of BAMZ along with community conservation projects, field trips and educational activities.
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