There is still time to visit the three dromedary camels that have made the Beardsley Zoo their home this summer through Labor Day. The Beardsley Zoo http://www.beardsleyzoo.org is located on 1875 Noble Ave in Bridgeport Connecticut and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year-round.
The camels, named Tobi, Goliath and Noah are extremely popular with zoo goers. Dromedary camels have only one hump that stores fat, not water as most people think. If you have never seen a camel up close and you have never ridden one, now is your chance to experience this! Rides are offered daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $5 per person. Visitors are welcome to take plenty of photos of the camels and their camel ride.
Tickets to ride the camels are available at the front gate, in the gift shop and by the carousel. The Zoo is offering a special that includes a camel ride and a ride on the carousel for $6. It is up to you to decide which ride you like best!
After riding the camels, make sure you check out the other new additions to the zoo that have arrived this summer. The zoo has a baby boom of sorts and there is nothing cuter than baby animals. Be on the lookout for the four North American River otters pups, the four Red Wolf pups and the six Guinea hog piglets. As these animals grow up fast, this is an excellent time to watch them to see how they play with each other and interact with their parents.
The Beardsley Zoo has over 300 animals that represent those primarily from North and South America. The zoo is also home to several endangered species such as the Siberian tigers, ocelots, Andean condor, golden lion tamarins and Red and Maned wolves.