The Beardsley Zoo, situated in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is the main AZA-certify zoo in the territory of Connecticut. It incorporates one of only a handful couple of merry go rounds in the state. Bridgeport Parks Commissioner, Wesley Hayes, started a battle to make a city zoo inside the recreation center. He asked for that the nationals of Bridgeport contribute creatures to begin the zoo. The zoo participates in a few in-situ and ex-situ protection programs. the zoo turned into the first in the Northeast to display Chacoan peccaries. In October 2011, it additionally turned into the main zoo in the Northeast to breed the species.
Being a licensed individual from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo shares in ious hostage reproducing projects and Species Survival Plans. The zoo attempts to tend to and breed numerous imperiled species, for example, Amur tigers, Amur panthers, Canada lynx, Brazilian ocelots, red wolves, Mexican wolves, maned wolves, mammoth insect eating animals, Chacoan peccaries, brilliant lion tamarins, North American stream otters, Andean condors, spotted turtles, and eastern hellbenders. The zoo has additionally sent creatures in their accumulation to be reintroduced into the wild to help support wild populaces. Species the zoo has added to the reintroduction of incorporate red wolves, brilliant lion tamarins, Andean condors, and rivulet trout.