What a day! Time to get out, stretch out and bring the kids to the zoo. No, not a City Council meeting, the real zoo, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Admit it, when you visit the zoo you become a kid again. And, even better our friends at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, led by Zoo Director Gregg Dancho, are [...]
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April 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport
February 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Okay, so you’re suffering cabin fever, right? Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, closed by the blizzard, will reopen on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Zoo Director Gregg Dancho and crew have got the state’s only zoo ready to rock. To show Valentine’s Day love for visitors, admission will be half price on Saturday and Sunday, [...]
February 2nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport
From Beardsley Bart: Who needs Punxsutawney Phil when you have “Beardsley Bart?” Beardsley Bart, Bridgeport’s own Prognosticating Prairie Dog, came out early this morning to share his weather forecast with a small gathering of friends. Gregg Dancho, director of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, served as Bart’s interpreter.
June 14th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport
It was early in 1992, just months after the mayoral election of Joe Ganim. I was working in the mayor’s office trying to help Ganim sort out the city’s financial madness. The city was in bankruptcy court, placed there by Ganim’s predecessor. Utilities were threatening to leave, UB law school was pulling out for Quinnipiac, [...]
May 19th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Connecticut’s only zoo celebrated its 90th birthday on Saturday with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Mayor Bill Finch, State Rep. Auden Grogins and zoo director Gregg Dancho who has transformed Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo into one of the state’s top tourism attractions.
May 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport
Ya gotta go to the zoo this weekend: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is excited to welcome new animals to the Zoo just in time for its 90th birthday, most notably an Andean condor. Desmond, a one-year-old male, arrived recently from the Denver Zoo in Denver, Colorado. The young condor is located in its exhibit near the [...]
May 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport
The state’s only zoo may be turning 90, but when we go we don’t act our age. From Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: To help kick off its 90th birthday, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo launched “Picture Yourself at the Zoo,” a new program that invites the public to share favorite photos, both new and old. Both amateur and [...]