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Beardsley Zoo springs into May


Beeze the Bobcat  Beardsley Zoo's Ambassador

Beeze the Bobcat Beardsley Zoo’s Ambassador

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo located on 1875 Noble Ave in Bridgeport is hosting a series of events in May sure to delight the whole family.

On May 17-19 the Zoo will host an Endangered Species Weekend from 9 a.m.  to 3 p.m.  Started by United States Senate proclamation, endangered species awareness events encourage people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered animals and plants and what actions can be taken to help preserve their future.  Visitors will be encouraged to participate in a scavenger hunt featuring exotic and domestic endangered animals! Scavenger hunters may enter a random drawing to win a $100 sponsorship of an endangered animal through the World Wildlife Fund.


May 18th is Armed forces Day and the Beardsley Zoo is offering veterans and active service people free admission to the Zoo.  Family members (up to 6 individuals) will receive a 15% discount on admission.

On May 25 Farming Fever from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. comes to the Zoo.  At this fun filled family event former Connecticut resident Chris Rowlands, will teach kids about farm animals and farming in a fun and engaging way.  Children are invited to wear fun hats and sing along with Rowlands on stage as he shares his self-penned songs including “Cud Chewing,” a tribute to cows!


To end the month, on May 29, the Zoo is sponsoring an evening lecture on The Penguins of Argentina at 7 p.m.  Attendees will learn about the history of tourist visitation to penguin colonies in Patagonia and some of the studies examining the effects tourists have on these penguins that are so popular! $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. This program will take place in the Hanson Exploration Station.