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Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport

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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a wonderful place to visit - alone or with your family. Spend an hour or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Come learn about our many endangered and threatened species, which include the Amur (Siberian) tiger, Andean condor, Ocelot, Red wolf, Maned wolf, and Golden lion tamarin.



Come see our South American rainforest with free-flight aviary, then walk through the prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas. Visit the New England Farmyard with goats, cows, pigs, sheep and other barnyard critters. Take a walk along the hoofstock trail featuring bison, pronghorn, deer and more. Before you leave grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove and take a ride on our colorful carousel. We can't wait to see you!
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  • This is a wonderful way to spend 2-3 hours with kids. I bring my grandkids(9 months, 2,4,6 1/2 at the moment) here several times a year. The youngest can hang out in the stroller and the older ones ca...  more »
  • On our last trip to Connecticut we decided to stop at Beardsley Park where we used to go when we had young kids. We did not stop at the zoo portion which is at the same address. The park is well maint...  more »
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  • I visited the zoo twice this summer with my mom. We both had a great time viewing the animals. Our favorite without a doubt are the leopards. I'm amazed by the story of the the two Cubs. All three are such beautiful animals. The city of Bridgeport may have little to offer visitors and residents but Beardsley zoo in my book is a great attraction. The staff is very knowledgeable about the animals and will take their time to answer any questions you may have. If ever in the area you should visit it's great family fun.
  • Decent zoo. I went with my wife and nice and nephew. It's a small fun zoo it's that's decent for the cost but there's not a lot to see. A few of the attractions we wanted to see weren't available and it didn't take too long to visit the whole zoo. I wish there was more to do and it was a bit more interactive and fun for the young ones. I would recommend if you're local but not worth going out of your way for.

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