Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo's Golden Ticket “Bananza”
On Saturday, June 22, children and their families are invited to the libraries to search through books on monkeys, both fiction and non-fiction, in the children’s book departments. Libraries participating in the Golden Banana Bonanza are in the following towns: Trumbull, Wilton, Milford, Weston, New Canaan, Monroe, Stratford, Easton, Newtown, three branches in Fairfield, Danbury, Cheshire, Derby, the main library in Waterbury, Beacon Falls, Seymour, both branches in Shelton, Hamden, and all branches in Bridgeport.
The official Grand Opening of the Spider monkey habitat, proudly supported by the Bradshaw-Mack family, is scheduled for Saturday, June 29. The 21st century habitat features a landscaped outdoor yard with multiple opportunities for climbing and engaging in social behaviors. The monkeys will have free choice whether to be inside or outside, and large guest viewing windows will be offered in both indoor and outdoor locations. The new habitat was once home to elephants, which were removed from the Zoo and sent to more appropriate living quarters in 1985. The habitat also once housed Capybara, Chacoan peccaries, and a visiting pair of warthogs.