#63: The Beardsley Zoo

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The Connecticut Beardsley Zoo is a tiny zoo with a lot to do and it is the only zoo in Connecticut. The zoo is also open all year long so you can visit animals in warm or cold months and see how they live in different climates. Young children especially will be thrilled at visiting the zoo as we saw that at our recent visit. But, that doesn’t mean children of any age or even adults won’t like it. We had a ball and saw animals we had never seen before.


The zoo is in the heart of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and it is easy to get to, right off the Merritt Parkway. We had no problem finding it. When you drive up to the zoo they have ample parking and the area is clean and landscaped. Right inside the front gate there is a regular restroom area, good thing, because I hate porta potties.


Once inside the gate, we were immediately greeted by one of the many peacocks that roam freely. During your visit you will hear the peacocks calling each other across the zoo. They are also guinea fowl that run around the zoo chasing each other and laying eggs in the bushes. This just adds to the adventure.


Read more about this trip to the Beardsley Zoo on ConnecticutBloggers.com.



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