Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Address: 1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Phone: 203-394-6565

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo has a proud history of over 80 years as Connecticut's only zoo. As an accredited member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) and participant in its Species Survival Plan (SSP), we are committed to the preservation of endangered animals and are actively developing strategies that will protect species and preserve their wild habitats. Through education, conservation, research and recreation, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for students and families.

Mission:
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is dedicated to acquainting a diverse public to the delicate balance that exists between living things and their environment.

Animal exhibits, plantings, graphics, and Zoo programs are to be represented in such a manner as to give the visitor a sense of awareness and concern for the intricate beauty and fragility of our planet.

This mission is achieved by a master plan comprised of the following goals.

Education, through staff involvement and training, outreach programs, workshops, lectures, docent volunteers, natural animal exhibits, informational and interpretive graphics, and research by utilizing staff, universities and other zoological facilities.

Conservation, through participation in in situ and ex situ endangered species programs such as the Species Survival Program, Zoo Conservation Outreach Group, etc. Also through professional animal and veterinary care and a comprehensive animal management policy.

Recreation, through state-of-the-art exhibit design, well-run visitor services (i.e., food and gift concessions, rides, rest rooms and parking) and to maximize the natural and park-like setting by formal and informal landscaping.

Recent News

  • Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo news: Meet Our New Additions

    This includes the birth of two new tiger cubs. This birth is significant, as this critically endangered species is rapidly disappearing from the wild.Threatened by habitat loss, poaching, tiger-human conflict, and loss of food sources, four of nine tiger subspecies have disa...

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  • Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo News - December 2017

    Breakfast with Frosty and Friends Join Frosty, Santa and their friends for breakfast and photos in our Carousel building on Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17 and 23. Reservations are required. Details. Reindeer are Here! Santa has lent us two of his reindeer for the holidays. You can se...

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  • Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo News - November 2017

    Auction Items and Tickets to Jingle Ball!We have some wonderful items to bid on, including tickets to the SOLD OUT Jingle Ball on Friday, December 8 at Madison Square Garden! See Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers and more!  2nd Annual Comedy NightOn Nov. 3, l...

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  • Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo News - October 2017

    Scarecrows on Parade Come see the colorful and creative scarecrows made by local schoolchildren and businesses. They are on display Oct. 16-31. Vote for your favorite on Oct. 29 during Boo at the Zoo.2nd Annual Comedy NightOn Nov. 3, laugh with Cory Kahaney, grand finalist o...

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