Zoo Celebrates Fairfield on Sept. 8

Fri, 08/31/2012

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - August 31, 2012 - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is proud to invite ALL Fairfield residents to come to the Zoo NEXT Saturday, September 8, 2012 for a reduced admission fee of just $5 with proper I.D. Meet and greet with town officials, business and civic leaders, friends, and neighbors during a fun filled day for the whole family. In case of inclement weather, Fairfield Day will be rescheduled to Saturday, September 15.

"Fairfield Day provides us the opportunity to give back to the local community and residents who have continuously supported us throughout the years," stated Gregg Dancho, Zoo director. "Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is thrilled to offer such an enjoyable day for visitors."

Spend the day visiting new animals at the Zoo and enjoying the great outdoors. On special exhibit through mid-September is the giant tortoise exhibit, which includes "Professor," a Galapagos tortoise weighing 416 pounds, and "Skipper," an Aldabra tortoise weighing a whopping 537 pounds. A specific departure date for these gentle giants has not been determined. The Zoo also has welcomed many new animals this year including a young Andean condor, Yacare caiman, vampire bats, Canada lynx, Common rheas, and an endangered Chacoan peccary piglet, the first to be born in the northeast.

For more information about Connecticut's only zoo, which is celebrating its 90th birthday this year, visit www.beardsleyzoo.org

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