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Entries Tagged as 'Gregg Dancho'

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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UI Powers Living Roof For Zoo’s Rainforest Building

August 21st, 2015 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From United Illuminating: With support from The United Illuminating Company and UIL Holdings Corporation, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will soon have a jungle both inside and outside its rainforest exhibit.

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What A Zoo! Paging Dr. Doolittle, Marlin Perkins, Gregg Dancho And National Geographic

October 16th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The city’s animal shelter historically reserved for dogs and cats is starting to look more like the children’s zoo at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, the state’s only zoo (if you’re not including city politics). Maybe it’s time for Gregg Dancho, the city’s outstanding zoo director to advise the city on this matter because when you have […]

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Standing Ovation For The Zoo

May 26th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Take the kids to the zoo. Take adults too! www.beardsleyzoo.org Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is pleased to announce it has been awarded the “Best Park” award in the 2013 Fairfield County Weekly readers poll. This is the first win for Connecticut’s only zoo, which celebrated its 90th birthday last year.

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