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Entries Tagged as 'Gregg Dancho'

Celebrate Mr. Barnum’s Birthday At The Zoo

June 27th, 2017 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: It’s a party, Wednesday July 5th, to celebrate P.T. Barnum’s birthday, beginning at 11:00am on the grounds of CT’s Beardsley Zoo. To celebrate the famed showman, philanthropist and one of Bridgeport’s best-known citizen’s 207th, the Barnum Museum will be hosting a huge celebration, at the Zoo’s Peacock Pavilion with plenty of great […]

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Rare Tiger Makes Zoo Debut

April 11th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Who needs a City Council meeting when the real zoo is at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo? Check out the new Amur tiger.

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Bridgeport Day State Capitol

April 5th, 2017 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Representatives of tourist attractions, social service organizations, businesses and schools joined Governor Dan Malloy and Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday for the annual Bridgeport Day at the State Capitol in Hartford. Ganim and Malloy make comments at the two-minute mark of the video that opens with Kathy Maher, executive director of the Barnum Museum and […]

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Prairie Dog Cuts Deal! Beardsley Bart Promises Early Spring

February 2nd, 2017 · 8 Comments · News and Events

Punxsutawney Phil projected early this morning six more weeks of winter. What a cruddy hoggish thing to do. So Mayor Joe Ganim and the city’s genial zoo director Gregg Dancho did the only sensible thing under the circumstances: they burrowed an early spring from Bridgeport’s own Beardsley Bart. Dancho served as Bart’s interpreter in the […]

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New Kitchen And Commissary For Zoo Animals

September 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Sandwiched by a gator and boa, Mayor Joe Ganim joined Zoo Director Gregg Dancho on Wednesday at a ground breaking for the new kitchen and commissary for animals that will also allow visitors to view state-of-the art food preparation at Connecticut’s only zoo. The project is slated for completion in January 2017. Check out video.

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Paging Ninja Turtles

August 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Were these babies ending up as soup or in an aquarium? Doing It Local’s Steve Krauchick reports on the arrest of three men for selling undersized turtles. At times like these it’s always good to call Zoo Director Gregg Dancho.

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Piggy Bank Giveaway Day At Zoo

August 9th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from Miss Piggy: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is pleased to announce its partnership with Fairfield County Bank, in a great promotion and giveaway at the Zoo, on Sunday August 14th–Piggy Bank Giveaway Day. Beginning at 10am on Sunday, the first 750 kids, 3 to 11, entering the Zoo will receive a unique, pink piggy […]

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Waddle Over To The Zoo, Check Out The Penguins

May 6th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Hey, we have a bunch of political penguins in Bridgeport, but now you can see the real thing at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Four African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) have moved into their new summer home at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo with the much-anticipated opening of the Penguin Plaza exhibit. Three males, Tubbs, Sal, and South, and one female, […]

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