BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –— January 13, 2020 – Two of the rarest of the big cats on earth will celebrate their first birthday at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo on Saturday, January 25. The Zoo’s two Amur leopard cubs, Orion and Kallisto (Panthera pardus orientalis), were born January 25, 2019, adding to the important species survival work being done at the AZA-accredited facility. The male Amur leopard cub, Orion, and the melanistic (an extremely rare black color variant) female, Kallisto, were hand-reared by Zoo staff.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – October 1, 2019 – Fall is a great season for families to spend outdoors, and Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo just added two new events to their already fabulous fall lineup. “Fall into Fun Family Weekends” will join Scarecrows on Parade and the popular Boo at the Zoo as opportunities to enjoy warm sunny days before the onset of winter weather.
Children Invited to Area Libraries on Saturday, June 22 to Search Books on Monkeys for 500 Hidden Prizes
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – May 22, 2019 – Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Director Gregg Dancho announced today an “a-peeling” way to win prizes at the Zoo while supporting literacy and reading. To celebrate the arrival of a new pair of Black-handed Spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi geoffroyi), the Zoo is sponsoring a Golden Ticket “Bananza” of prizes, with participating public libraries in a number of towns throughout the area.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –April 30, 2019–-Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is proud to announce its first non-juried photography exhibition, an opportunity for the Zoo’s many dedicated amateur and professional photographers to submit their best work for public viewing. Opening night for the Exhibit is Thursday, July 25th, a festive evening celebration for the public, to view the photos and for photographers to meet and mingle with each other.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –— March 7, 2019 – One of the two Amur leopard cubs (Panthera pardus orientalis) at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has a condition known as melanism. The male cub has the usual spotted coat, while the female cub is melanistic, a condition where the body produces an excess of black pigment, the opposite of albinism.
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