BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – January 29, 2020 – Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo was selected to receive 15% of proceeds from wine sales from Fairfield, Conn.-based Ardaso Wine. The company’s CEO, Sonja Narcisse, named the Zoo as a recipient of the company’s corporate giving program beginning in January 2020.
Flower Stalks Towering Overhead in the Victorian Greenhouse Take Decades to Appear; Watch is on for First Blooms
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – January 21, 2020 –Looking like a giant asparagus spear, flower stalks have appeared in the center of two different Agave plants, each colloquially known as a “Century plant” for the decades it requires to reproduce. One of the two has rapidly grown to more than nine feet; the second is more than seven feet. Adding approximately three inches every day, soon the spears will be brushing the high ceilings of the Victorian Greenhouse, where the last Century plant bloomed in 2003.
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.
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