820 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-331-1104.
On Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m., Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Executive Director, Gregg Dancho will present a program about this National Register site's early history, beginning with the gift of land to the City of Bridgeport in the 1880s, and its transformation to a professionally-staffed, accredited zoo. Dancho's talk, Beardsley Zoo: A History of Land and Tigers, will also discuss how zoo-keeping philosophies have changed over the years. Dancho will discuss the zoo's current work to ensure the survival of Siberian (Amur) tigers. Dancho has served as Beardsley Zoo's director since 1983.