BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – November 30, 2023– Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is the new home for a white-naped crane (Antigone vipio). The four-year-old male crane, named Khing, arrived from the Akron Zoo in Ohio and can be found in the large grassy habitat located next to the Natt Family Red Panda Habitat. He is a companion for the Zoo’s three-year-old female white-naped crane, Cora.
White-naped cranes are an elegant species native to northern Mongolia, southern Siberia, Korea, Japan and central China. A large bird that grows to four feet tall or more, they have a white nape and vertical gray stripes on their necks, as well as a distinct red patch surrounding their eyes. They are found in grassy marshes, wet sedge meadows and reedbeds in broad river valleys, lake depressions and boggy upland wetlands. They prefer areas where their nests can be concealed and there is little grazing pressure.
Fall Appeal Seeks to Renovate Bald Eagle Habitat
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Nov. 14, 2023 – Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo launched its Fall 2023 Appeal this past weekend at the Zoo’s Gala, an opportunity for Zoo supporters to help makeover the existing bald eagle habitat at the Zoo.
The Zoo has been home to bald eagles for over 40 years. The current resident eagle, Kodiak, has been in a temporary habitat for the past year to lessen the impact of environmental concerns. That temporary habitat will soon be removed as construction gets underway for the Zoo’s multiyear tiger habitat renovation.
Tahu Promises to Lead the Zoo through Uncharted Waters
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –November 9, 2023–-The election to decide Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s next mayor was neck and neck for the last two days between Tahu the River Otter and Alli the Eastern Box Turtle, and at the end it came down to a difference of just 15 votes. Once all votes were counted, Tahu the River Otter was declared the Mayor of the Zoo—by a whisker. The mother of four thanked her supporters and promised to be a mayor for all the animals.
Bridgeport, CT, November 6, 2023-- A longtime family tradition returns this year to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo after a three-year hiatus: Breakfast with Frosty and Friends! A continental breakfast in the Zoo’s Carousel Building includes visits with Frosty the Snowman, Stripes the Tiger, and Thirsty the Penguin, carousel rides and lots of family fun. Pre-Registration is required: https://www.beardsleyzoo.org/frosty.html
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