Don’t Miss Orange Day at the Beardsley Zoo Oct. 1

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Oct 012016

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-12-36-54-pmAll year long Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has been hosting Town Days, offering residents of specific cities and towns a special $5 admission fee to visit the zoo grounds, and meet with town officials, elected officials business and civic leaders and your neighbors and friends.

The zoo saved Orange Day for the most pleasant season, when you can stroll around without sweating or freezing, enjoy a few changing leaves and laugh at the antics of the playful otters and the black-tailed prairie dogs.

Come to the Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, today, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and show proof of residency for the $5 admission (that’s a savings of up to $10 per person).

You can visit the rainforest exhibit, occupied by the three-legged Brazilian Ocelot that gets along fine in her habitat, but wouldn’t survive in the wild; Howler Monkeys; Pygmy Marmosets; Red Rumped Agouti; Golden Lion Tamarin; Scarlet Ibis; and Poison Dart Frogs.

One of the most overlooked exhibits is the Victorian Greenhouse, — across from the Condor display — but once you’ve discovered it, you will come back to it every time. See hundreds of beautiful flowering and non flowering plants and a small indoor pond with giant goldfish (kids love it).

The baby Giant Anteater is now grown, but still a stunningly beautiful creature. The zoo’s special summer visitors — Penguines — will be leaving tomorrow.

Before you go, print out a scavenger hunt sheet and add a little extra education and a challenge to your visit.

NOTE: The weather forecasters are calling for on and off showers after 12 p.m. But it shouldn’t be a wash out. 





Hurry and Submit Your Zoo Internship Applications Now

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Feb 022015

A zoo volunteer interacts with the goats.

A zoo volunteer interacts with the goats.

The Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport opened its gates to the public in 1922.

The zoo gives visitors an opportunity to see many beautiful, rare, exotic animals and birds in as natural a habitat as possible. And it’s just a short 12 mile drive from Orange.

Internships are available for college-level students and recent graduates in Animal Care, Education, Horticulture and Veterinary Care.

Interns assist zoo staff while learning valuable life lessons about their possible career choices. Internships are available in animal care, vet tech, education, horticulture and administration.

While there is no stipend, students may work for credit.

Prospective interns must be at least 18 years of age, a college undergraduate, or graduate student, or within three years after graduation.

Schedules are flexible and available year-round. There is an interview, application and training process.

The Summer Internship Application Deadline is quickly approaching, so call the Volunteer Office at 203-330-6046 today for more information.

Orange Day at the Zoo Scheduled for September 28

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Sep 272014

IMG_0298The Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport will host Orange Day on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All Orange residents get in for $5 with ID. (that’s half off admission)

Mark your calendars for this great family-fun event.


Originally Published on: Jun 18, 2014 @ 11:53