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Orange Day At The Beardsley Zoo

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Sep 292018
 

It only happens once a year, and that time is coming soon.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport will host Orange Day on Sunday, Sept. 30.

Orange residents can enjoy a day of fun at the zoo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a reduced admission cost of just $5 with an ID as proof of residence.

This is a great time to visit the zoo. Rochan the Red Panda and his new mate Mari are preparing to move into their new habitat. Shy, the Red Wolf has a new companion named Peanut. And of course, the two tiger cubs are getting bigger and more beautiful every day.

One of the most exciting things to happen this past summer is the birth of a baby Giant Anteater on July 30. The previous one was born a couple of years ago and everyone had a wonderful time watching it grow.

Unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to see this little boy by Orange Day as he’s still a little too young.

So, mark your calendars and cross your fingers for excellent fall weather on Sept. 30. Don’t forget your ID!

Beardsley Zoo Celebrates Birth of Giant Anteater

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Apr 012016
 

Pana and her baby at the Beardsley Zoo.

Pana and her baby at the Beardsley Zoo.

For the first time in CT’s Beardsley Zoo history, they are celebrating a Giant anteater birth!

Arriving on Feb. 13 after a 175-day gestation period, the baby weighed 2.4 pounds at birth but is now around 9 pounds.
The proud parents are first time dad “EO” and second time mom “Pana,” who we brought to the Zoo with hopes of breeding.
Mother and baby are off exhibit bonding, with plans for a debut in late spring at which time they will hold a baby-naming contest. 
In the meantime, you can see EO playing in the water (his favorite activity), or following his caretaker, especially when she has apples for him.
The Beardsley Zoo is Connecticut’s ONLY zoo and it is located at 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, only minutes from Orange. It is open every day from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.