BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – December 16, 2020 – Changbai, a thirteen-year-old Amur tiger and the mother of cubs born at the Zoo in 2017, has returned to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. After arriving from her most recent home at the Columbus Zoo, Changbai underwent a normal quarantine period. Once again comfortable with her surroundings, Changbai is now residing in the tiger habitat in the predator area, next to her daughter, Reka.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – May 19, 2020 – Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo announced today that its official re-opening date following the COVID-19 pandemic closure will be on Monday, June 1. A number of new safety measures are being put in place in the next ten days, including staff training, new cleaning protocols, social distancing guidelines for guests, and signage. A press day to introduce the new protocols is scheduled for Friday, May 29 at 11:00 a.m.
Fewer than 30 Red Wolves Remain in the Wild, Losing Their Fight for Survival
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – May 7, 2020 – Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Zoo family, an eight-year-old female Red wolf named Kawoni. Arriving at the Zoo in February 2020 before the Zoo’s temporary closing due to the pandemic, Kawoni spent her first weeks in quarantine, required for all new arrivals. Once she was verified to be in excellent physical condition by the Zoo’s on-site veterinarian, Kawoni joined the Zoo’s existing male Red wolf, Peanut, in the Red wolf habitat.
Edited to add: On Tuesday, April 21 there will be a FrogWatch webinar via Zoom put on by The Maritime Aquarium and Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo. Click here to register.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – February 25, 2020 – Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo invites residents to become Citizen-Scientist volunteers and participate in a “FrogWatch” census in area wetlands. In a collaboration between the Zoo, The Maritime Aquarium, and Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History, volunteers will make regular visits to wetlands in their neighborhoods and keep a frog log to record the frog and toad calls they hear. Working with experts, volunteers will learn about local frog species, then visit wetlands once or twice a week for about 15 minutes each night this spring and summer.
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