Recent NewsNew lemurs arrive at BAMZ
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
TUESDAY, MAY 29: Three new Bermuda residents—a trio of ring-tailed lemurs—are getting used to their home inside the Madagascar Exhibit at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo.
St John’s Students “Discover Bermuda”
Friday, May 25, 2012
A group of students from Bermuda College and New York’s St. John’s University has spent most of the past fortnight exploring the Island as part of a course to “Discover Bermuda.”
Company is thanked for helping to house Orana the fossa
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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.
Zoo’s Fossa Exhibit Dedicated To RenaissanceRe
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Bermuda Zoological Society is rewarding a generous capital campaign gift by dedicating part of the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo’s Madagascar Exhibit to donor RenaissanceRe.
XL employees give back
Monday, May 07, 2012
Close to 150 of XL’s Bermuda-based employees chose to spend last Friday working on community projects throughout the Island.
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Bermuda’s new Governor George Fergusson today [June 1] helped Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] launch its annual “Flamingo Flocking Fun-raiser” on the Government House lawn.
Throughout June, the support charity for Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] is offering flocks of plastic flamingos to private and corporate participants who wish to surprise relatives, friends and colleagues by paying to have the birds planted on lawns or in office lobbies.
At the official launch event, Governor Fergusson cut a hot-pink ribbon to “release” the flock to start roosting around the Island. From left: Governor Fergusson, BZS volunteer Jennifer Chisnall and Dr. Ian Walker, Principal Curator of Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo.
“We hope the whole Bermuda community will be ‘Tickled Pink’ to support this campaign—which, although fun, has a very serious purpose: all funds raised will benefit BZS environmental education programmes for children,” said BZS President Richard Winchell.
To take part, just call the Flamingo Flocking Hotline at 293-2727 extension 2130 or email email@example.com. Every evening, members of the BZS Flocking Crew will deliver a flock of the bright plastic birds to the lawn or office of unsuspecting targets, where they will remain for 24 hours. Residential Flocking costs $70 to sponsor; Corporate Flocking $250—or book the whole flock of 150 birds for $1,000.
You can even support the project by not taking part. Folks averse to tacky pink flamingos or just prone to privacy can protect themselves by purchasing “Anti-Flocking Insurance.” The fee guarantees the flock will never roost on your lawn as it migrates around Bermuda over the next month.
Funds raised during the campaign support BZS’s free conservation-education programmes, which include classes at BAMZ, marine expeditions to coral reefs and seagrass beds, fieldtrips to national parks around Bermuda, and holiday and afterschool camps and nature encounters. More than 6,000 students of all ages benefit annually from the year-round programmes, which are run under the BZS mission “to educate tomorrow’s environmentalists.”
Bermuda’s love affair with pink flamingos began years ago:
* In 1954, a captive propagation of flamingos began at BAMZ;
* The first flamingo hatching happened in 1967;
* BAMZ-bred flamingos were reintroduced to Anegada, British Virgin Islands in 1992;
* After escaping for the second time in September 2003 [its first escape and recapture was 16 years earlier], “Flo” the vagrant flamingo was caught at Warwick Pond and returned to the Zoo’s flock in 2004.
Today the long-necked pink flamingos are still one of the most popular attractions at BAMZ. BZS is the support charity for Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, funding a full slate of education programmes, conservation and research projects, exhibits and community outreach events. BAMZ is a Bermuda government institution within the Department of Conservation Services.