All 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.