Beardsley Zoo set to receive state funding for upgrades

The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.
The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.(WFSB)
Published: Apr. 18, 2022 at 7:42 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 18, 2022 at 12:45 PM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) - The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport will be getting some state support for upgrades and renovations.

The zoo is expected to get $4.1 million in state funding.

Gov. Ned Lamont helped announce the release of the money on Monday morning:

The Beardsley Zoo is expected to get $4.1 million in state funding, officials announced in a news conference on April 18.

Lamont said the Beardsley Zoo is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Connecticut and regularly partners with schools from across the region to provide educational opportunities for children.