May 2021 Edition
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The Bermuda Zoological Society plant coconut palms in Flatt's
The Shop at BAMZ is now open!
Thank you to our volunteers!
Tree Kanagroo awareness day
Shark Week - Mark your Calendar!
Earth Day with Aerie's Adventure Preschool
Bermuda Turtle Project In-Water Course - Deadline Extended
The Bermuda Zoological Society Plant Coconut Palms in Flatt’s Village
Over this past weekend, the dock area of Flatt’s was made a little more green! The Bermuda Zoological Society organized the planting of 12 young coconut palms along the picturesque coastline of the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo’s parking area.

The mature coconut palms that currently stand in Flatt’s village were planted in the early 1930s. Several trees have been lost through a combination of their age and the damage they sustained through hurricanes. Not wanting to lose such a staple piece of Flatt’s beauty, the BZS stepped in to help.
Working with Manuel Botelho of Greenway Landscaping, the BZS purchased 10 young coconut palms and Mr. Botelho donated 2 additional trees. Colin Brown, President of the BZS, said “With the 100th Anniversary of BAMZ fast approaching in 2026, and the 50th anniversary of BZS not far behind, the BZS were happy to plant seeds for the future.”

On Saturday 8th May, 12 spaces were carefully mapped out along the waterline, and holes were dug by Derek Richold from DB Mini Excavating. Greenway Landscaping then planted the palms on Sunday, 9th May.

“The BZS continues to support education in Bermuda through the support of our membership and many corporate donors,” said Mr. Brown. “We look forward to growing our schools programmes past the current 8000+ student experiences we provide annually.”

To read the article on Bernews and see more photos, please click here.
Thank you to our Volunteers!

Did you know that volunteers at the Bermuda Zoological Society and the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo give and average of over 10,000 hours a year of service to our organization?

Even in 2020, volunteers have stood behind us. They have been there through thick and thin, and eagerly waited to come back and volunteer again as soon as restrictions were lifted. Having lost five months, volunteers worked even harder and gave close to 7000 hours. BZS and BAMZ are blessed with wonderful, dedicated volunteers.

Thank you! For sharing not only your time but also your talents.

You chop fruit and clean the poop, you make the fish food gel and feed the fish as well. You help get the mail ready to go and prepare crafts for children to learn and grow. North Rock has volunteers that dive, and volunteers help to keep our turtles alive. Weekend Warrior volunteers on Trunk Island keep it ‘spic and span’ so our classes can learn and expand.

Volunteers are part of our team, part of the BZS & BAMZ family.

Thank you for all that you do!

Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day is May 29!

Tree kangaroos are found only in the rain forests of Australia, West Papua, and Papua New Guinea. Six of ten species are found in Papua New Guinea, in some of the last undisturbed rain forest habitat in the world.

The tree kangaroo at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo is named Adoni and he is a Matschie's tree kangaroo. 

He was born 3rd March 2017 at Santa Fe Teaching College Zoo. His birthdate is approximate, as with marsupials the birthdate is when the animal is born and crawls into the pouch for further development. That event is rarely witnessed and so the birthdate is approximated based on other milestones.

Adoni came to join us on the 12th of March 2020. Adoni was the last animal to be received at BAMZ before Covid-19 halted any further imports through the airport.

Fun Fact! Matschie’s tree kangaroos can leap 60 feet to the ground without injury.
Earth Day with Aerie's Adventure
Nursery & Preschool

The teachers of Aerie’s Adventures Nursery & Preschool asked their students to celebrate Earth Day virtually this year with BAMZ. They were able to put together a video and were so excited to share it with us!

Click the video link below to see their very important message!