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Beardsley Zoo Begins It’s “Town/City Days” Series

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Jun 222017
 

Every summer and fall, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, offers special admission pricing for one specific city or town in the area on one special Saturday.

To start things off, this week, Saturday, June 24 is Milford Day.

With proof of residency, Milford residents will be admitted to the zoo for only $5! Regular admission is $15 for adults 12 and older; $12 for children 3-11; $11 for seniors 62 and older; children under 3 years admitted free.

The Beardsley Zoo is a wonderful, nearby, easy day trip for anyone to enjoy. The new Female Amur Tiger is now out and looking beautiful basking in the sun. The prairie dogs have been particularly playful this month and the otters are simply entertaining as they splash and slide around in their pool.

We will let you know when Orange Day is coming up so you can plan to take advantage of this phenomenal discount.

Are You Going To The Orange Business Expo?

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Jun 112017
 

The 15th Annual Orange Business Expo will take place at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Expo is free to visit and open to the public and includes 56 vendors and these programs:

Blood Mobile organized by the Orange Visiting Nurses Association

Seminar:  Estate Planning provided by Floman DePaola

Passport Raffle – Free Entry to all that Attend

Zoo Critters provided by Beardsley Zoo

Body Fat Testing and Physical Fitness Advice provided by Crunch Fitness

For more information, call the OEDC Office at 203-891-1045, or via email at asliby@orangeedc.com

The Zoo Welcomes Changbai

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Jan 252017
 

An Amur Tiger

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, welcomed a new family member this week according to Zoo Director Gregg Dancho.

Changbai, a female Amur Tiger arrived earlier this week from the Philadelphia Zoo.

In the weeks to come, check out the zoo’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on when she will make her debut.

About the Amur Tiger

The Amur Tiger is native to Siberia, northern China and Korea.

It’s life span is 12-14 years in the wild and up to 25 years in captivity.

Males and females come together to breed and then separate. Females give birth to 2 to 3 cubs. The cubs may stay with their mom for up to two years.

The Amur Tiger is a critically endangered subspecies of tiger. Only about 350 of these great cats survive in northern Asia. All tigers are endangered and protected worldwide. They suffer from habitat loss and poaching.

NOTE: What does this have to do with Orange? — The Beardsley Zoo is CT’s only public Zoo and it is only about 10 minutes from town. The zoo offers intern and teaching programs for children and teens, in which many Amity High School students participate. The zoo depends on fundraisers and visitor contributions to stay open. We are a vital part of its’ survival, just as the zoo is a vital part of it’s animals’ survival.

 

Miniature Horses Going on Exhibit At The Beardsley Zoo

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Oct 262016
 

screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-11-16-15-pmA pair of adorable miniature horses will be joining Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in the New England Farmyard starting in November.

The male, Nutmeg, and the female, Caramel, are both 8 years old and stand about 9 hands high, or about 36 inches at withers (the ridge between the shoulder blades).

The pair had been in a rescue situation and living on a horse farm in Vermont managed by one of the Zoo’s former employees. They hope you enjoy seeing these new additions to the Zoo next month.

PHOTOS: OEDC Hosts 15th Annual Expo

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Jun 082016
 

IMG_0354The Orange Economic Development Corporation hosted its 15th Annual Orange Business and Community Expo at the High Plains Community Center today, Wednesday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors enjoyed the food, served both inside and out, and visited a number of booths set up by local businesses and community organizations.

Always a favorite destination, the Beardsley Zoo brought along some interesting creatures and shared a lot of information about the state’s one and only zoo.

Here are some photos from the day:

 

 

Mark Your Calendars For The Orange Business and Community Expo on June 8

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May 162016
 

 

IMG_9597The Orange Economic Development Corporation will be hosting its 14th Annual Orange Business and Community Expo at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Wednesday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Expo is free and open to the public. Spread the word to all your friends, family, co-workers.

Start the day by signing up at the Welcome Center to receive your goodie bag and Passbook raffle.

Continue your day by enjoying food samples from various restaurants such as Chips, Coromandel, DiBellas Subs, Julia’s Bakery or buy a bag of Kettle Korn by Elm City and a slice of Pizza at Reno and Sons Truck for the ride home.

Returning this year, for kids of all ages, will be an Animal Exhibit by Beardsley Zoo and a first time appearance by the Barnum Museum. Network with 56 business vendors including, Crunch Fitness, Amity Insurance & Financial Services, Floman and Depaola Law Firm, Massage Green, Statefarm Insurance Agent Kevin Piscitelli,Orange Visiting Nurse Association, Renewal by Anderson and The Maids and many more.

A Business After Hours event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce will follow the Expo at Mexico Tipico Restaurant. Details are available at the Chamber of Commerce booth.

Also be sure to visit the Expo Marketplace area, where your favorite jewelers, cosmetic and other vendors will be selling their product.

Don’t leave without giving us your completed Passbook to qualify for the raffle.

We couldn’t do it without help from our Sponsors. A list of current Sponsors includes:

Signature:The United Illuminating Company; Gold: Cohen and Wolf, Northeast Electronics Corporation, Orange Economic Development Commission, Taylor Rental/Party Plus, University of New Haven, Yale University, and Bronze: Orange Fence and Supply.

Call the Orange Economic Development Corporation office at (203) 891-1045 for more information or visit the OEDC website at OrangeEDC.com/expo.htm.

Beardsley Zoo Offers Breakfast with Frosty and Friends

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Dec 092015
 

Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 9.36.19 PMThe Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, invites everyone to join Frosty and friends for Breakfast at the Zoo.

Characters will be available for photo opps and breakfast will be served, Dec. 12, 13, 19 and 20 from 9 to 10 a.m.

Cost is $10 per person for Zoo members, $15 per person for non-members. Price includes Zoo admission, photo opps, and breakfast.

Reservations are required. Call Amanda Bolanos at 203-394-6574.

Zoo Tots Program Available For The Little Ones

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Oct 072015
 

82d9b251-7dd3-4510-8a40-c0982ea599ecThe Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport offers a fun, educational program for children 22 months to 4 years old who are accompanied by an adult.

Choose a Zoo Tots date of either Tuesday, Oct. 13 or Thursday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Register for either day.

Cost is $10/Zoo members and one child; $15/non-members and one child.

This 45-minute program may include theme-related songs or games, live animals and a simple craft. This session is entitled “Not So Scary.”

Pre-registration required by calling 203-394-6563.

The Zoo is open year round from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Originally Published on: Sep 30, 2015 @ 12:41

 

The Anteaters Have Arrived!

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Jul 312015
 

anteater Two Giant anteaters have moved into their new home in the much anticipated opening of the Pampas Plains South American exhibit at the Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport.

Featuring animals from the Pampas region of Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, the new exhibit launches phase one of our South American Adventure exhibit.

The zoo hasn’t exhibited anteaters for 40 years! This pair came to CT from the Palm Beach Zoo.

Come welcome them to Connecticut!