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The tiger cubs are taking a little nap right now, so it’s a good time to ask you for all your questions about them. We’ll be posting a video with their zookeepers to respond to what you want to know, so please ask your questions in the comments below. Shhhhh. The babies are sleeping... 💤
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Its lunchtime at the Zoo. Hey, Zuele, aren’t you going to share?
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Jenny Merenda
· September 24, 2017
I actually got married here a week ago. If you are looking for a wedding venue stop- talk to Lindsay here at the zoo and your search is over! All venue payment proceeds go back to the zoo and towards ...the animals, so your wedding can actually help with animal conservation! How awesome is that? The staff are so professional and so so fun. The zoo is well maintained and gives a great sense of community. Whether you're spending a day with family or like me- need to find a place to tie the knot- the Beardsley Zoo is fantastic! See More
Terri Miles
· February 13, 2018
The zoo's mission is to help preserve endangered species. They do a wonderful job with their passion and knowledge and volunteer help. The cost of feeding is astronomical, and without state assistance..., the zoo depends on donations and grants to provide for the animals in their care. Why not take a moment to give whatever you can - every little bit helps. Visit their website, click on the donate link and help. See More
Vanessa Spaulding
· August 12, 2017
My fiance and I went there the other day over all it was a good experience but there are a couple things that could have been better. First, we got there as soon as it opened to miss traffic and so it... wasn't so busy with people...not all of the animals were out in their areas like the buffalo( was really looking forward to seeing them). Maybe you can start a thing where if you come before 10:30 you get a special deal to compansate for it.The holes to climb into for the Prairie dogs exhibit should have been cleaned. They were filled with cobwebs and trash. The rainforest exhibit was horrible in the beginning, as soon as I opened the door all I could smell was ammonia. There should be a fan or something to get rid of the smell. Also the bats you have to look at in that exhibit should be in a separate dark room with other animal like it so you can actually see them. I couldn't see them due to glare from the light behind me from the other animals. The food was good and I like the fact you had a spot to feed at least the goats. I had fun feeding the animals and so did the kids that I saw. I think that you should have more spots where you can be more hands on to either feed or touch the animals...to get the kids attention and have fun. See More
Jennifer Escobar
· December 26, 2017
We have gone to this Zoo for years and loved it. Lots of animal sculptures and wandering peacocks, not to mention the carousel. The only thing I would change is the size of the exhibit for the Tigers.
Marcia Eckerd
· November 26, 2017
This is a lovely place to bring kids! Small enough to be manageable but has all you need- leopard, tiger, alligators ,bisons, bald eagles etc. Lots of special events and exhibits. Best of all , a year... round indoor carousel! See More
Denice Lynn
· July 18, 2017
Love the Beardsley Zoo this is our second year having a membership! My 3 year old twins have been coming since they learned how to walk. It is a nice size not too big and we love to go in the morning ...when it is still cool and we can see the animals the most active and being fed! We leave by lunchtime and have done most of the zoo. They always have staff members that are happy to answer any of my boys questions. On our last trip yesterday my guys were thrilled to see the twin girl baby Lynx out playing! They were excited that there are twins born to animals too! We try and go every few weeks and always learn something new each time. See More
Steve Petro
· September 25, 2017
A sad"zoo" with not many animals to see. The animals don't have too far to roam and really are just lying around or pacing back and forth. I realize it's small but perhaps change the a ope of the anim...als to accommodate for this. The wolves had a nice aaa and were the only animals that really had enough space. Nice gift shop and staff and souvenirs. Convenient to get to and find. Lovely lake and park, paddle boats would be a nice touch. See More
Ashley Bittner
· October 5, 2017
I have been going to Beardsley Zoo since I was little and always loved it. I recently visited because my son's brother(on his dad's side) passed away. He loved animals so much. When we left his mom, D...awn Gallagher, left a message explaining y we there, in honor of Dean Chambers Jr. They are now honoring him on a brick with his name on it. That is exactly what he would've wanted. Thank u so much. See More
Lisa Mentes Martelli
· January 17, 2018
I love this Zoo ! It's like the hidden gem of Bridgeport and all of Connecticut. If you haven't been lately, go check it out. Better yet, buy a yearly memberships you can go often!
Matthew John Memarian
· July 30, 2017
It's a good zoo and showcase's North and South American animals well. I brought my 3 yr old and it was just big enough for him. We did kind of speed through it but it took us a good 2 hours to do that.... He wanted to see more animals though. Also, I only saw like a few places to eat and wish there were more options. Some of the exibits felt far enough for animals but too far for us to see them See More
Ysa Cristina Vargas
· August 31, 2017
Is a small Zoo. Nice place to walk. The animals have very small place to walk, special tigers and others big animals. The condor no enough space to fly. The animals look like they need more food en W...ATER
The restaurant has good price.
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Sheri Motola
· September 6, 2017
This was our first trip to this Zoo. We were able to save some money by using passes from the library for reduced admission. The park was very clean, and the exhibits were well cared for. I loved the ...layout. There are so many places to sit and rest, or to pack a picnic lunch and eat. Lots of shady areas and a little sprinkler for the kids to run through. The carousel was beautiful and the operator was wonderful with the kids and parents. I would highly recommend this Zoo! We will definitely be visiting again soon See More
Ricky Weir
· August 25, 2017
You guys rock...was there yesturday with my daughter and 2 of my granddaughters.. love everything.. The peacock cafe needs alittle help .. they seemed discombobulated.. the wait wait was unreal...nex...t time we will bring out own food..lesson learned.. but the zoo was excellent..we had lots of fun looking at the animals...thank you for the good time.. See More
Stacey Marcell
· October 20, 2017
This is a great family place! My kids and absolutely adore the Beardsley Zoo. The staff is friendly, dedicated and helpful. What a gem to have right here in Fairfield County!
Freddy Tito Morales
· October 28, 2017
Went to the halloween event . seemed chaotic at first got pushed back by teenage security guards. Waited 1/2 later then the posted entry time. People were freaking out the vulture with there flash pho...tography security said nothing . hayride and green house were off limits for whatever reason. The haunted trail was fun . overall a OK experience. Could have been better See More
Laurie Burns Purcell
· August 5, 2017
Family weekend trip to Connecticut. Did the zoo yesterday with my mom, son, daughter-in-law and four granddaughters. We had a really good time and I took a ton of pictures. I liked the guides at the a...nimals that told you about them and they answered all of the girls questions. Well worth the price of admission! See More
Vicky Valiente
· September 8, 2017
Most enclosures were empty. Difficult to see the animals in the areas that had animals. Seemed to be poorly up keep. We were disappointed we went on a weekday there was very little staff. Don't usuall...y post negative comments but wish we knew before we planned our day here. Not a great experience 4 year old had more enjoyable time on animal statues then trying to look for the live animals. See More
Lisa Wilson Grant
· August 3, 2017
Had a great time yesterday with my Dad, his friend, and my 2 grandsons. It was hot out and with two toddlers we saw the whole loop in about 2 hours which was perfect timing for naps. Will have to go b...ack again and show them the merry go round. See More
Gina Luisa
· July 22, 2017
Not getting a 5 because there's no reason they should have a domestic cat locked in a hot room all day and it's only allowed to roam the park at night when no one is around. Aside from that, my son an...d I had a great time. See More
Taralynn Tsamos
· July 31, 2017
We made a pitstop at this zoo on our way home from a weekend trip. It was a nice zoo with good exhibits we liked the greenhouse and koi fish, the wolves and the praire dogs. It was a perfectly suited ...pitstop! So glad we did my kids all loved it. See More
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Hello from one of our maned wolf pups! Did you know: the maned wolf is not really a wolf, but neither is it a fox. It is a canid, and the only species in the genus Chrysocyon, meaning “golden dog.” Now you know!

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Amur tigers, like our cubs Reka and Zeya, are very rare. Today’s tigers are thought to occupy less than seven percent of their original range. Threatened by habitat loss and degradation, poaching, human-tiger conflict, and loss of prey, four of nine tiger subspecies have disappeared from the wild just in the past hundred years. The future of the Amur Tiger is a major concern of accredited zoos. We’re working to save these beautiful animals for our grandchildren’s grandchildren.

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