The Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, announced the births this spring of four critically endangered Red wolf pups as well as six Guinea hog piglets.
There are just 100 red wolves roam their native habitats in eastern North Carolina, and nearly 200 Red wolves are maintained in captive breeding facilities throughout the United States. The Zoo participates in the Species Survival Program for Red wolves, and there is the potential to reintroduce some of these pups into their native land in North and South Carolina as they get older.
The piglets — all females — weighed 1 to 2 pounds at birth but may grow up to 100 to 300 pounds, which is considered small for a pig.
You can find them in the New England Farmyard at the zoo.
It’s just a 20 minute ride from Orange to the Beardsley zoo, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.
If you’re free on Friday July 4, bring the kids for the Red White and Blue Scavenger Hunt. This self-guided hunt will challenge visitors to find all of the animals sporting patriotic colors. (ex. red wolf, white swans, (blue) poison dart frog) and many more!
Enjoy a special “Animal Bytes” presentation about the American Bald Eagle.
Parking is FREE. General Admission: Adults (ages 12 & older) = $14.00; Children (ages 3 -11) = $10.00; Seniors (62 & older) = $10.00; Under 3 years = FREE