Written By: Melissa Sheketoff, Guest Writer Host of WICC's Melissa in the Morning | Weekdays 5AM-10AM
I was born and raised in Fairfield County, so it's a no-brainer that the Beardsley Zoo was a staple in our household. When you are one of five kids, like me, it's hard to go anywhere where you can entertain everyone and it's not a far drive to endure a bunch of screaming kids in the back seat. The zoo was a perfect answer for my parents. I can recall many times pressing my face against barriers to get a closer look at the tigers or the many hot afternoons we opted to stay inside and hitch a non-stop ride on the merry go round.