Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Presents Skyhunters in Flight Every Weekend This Summer

As part of the ongoing 100th-year celebration, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is excited to bring Master Falconer Brian Bradley to the Adventure Amphitheater this summer. Bradley is among the nation’s premiere wildlife presenters and will be presenting two shows each Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. and 2 p.m. through September 4.

Guests will be amazed as they watch birds of prey in free flight as Bradley demonstrates their special powers. Get a closer look at owls, hawks, and falcons from around the world, and learn how these beautiful birds play an important role in our environment at the top of the food chain. Discover their amazing adaptations for survival in the wild and hear about the ancient sport of falconry and its training techniques. See these trained winged athletes in action through an exciting, informative program for all ages.

Bradley has presented at the historic Wave Hill Estate in Riverdale New York as well as alongside wildlife conservation legend Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. This very special program is brought to the Zoo by a generous grant from the Werth Family Foundation. In addition, the Zoo’s Education Department will present its Centennial Live Animal Program every Thursday and Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., beginning July 1 and continuing through September 2.

About Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

Let your curiosity run wild! Connecticut’s only zoo, celebrating its 100thth year, features 350 animals representing primarily North and South American and Northern Asian species. Guests won’t want to miss our Amur tigers and leopards, maned wolves, and Mexican gray wolves and red wolves. Other highlights include our Spider Monkey Habitat, the prairie dog exhibit, and the Pampas Plain with Giant anteaters and Chacoan peccaries. Guests can grab a bite from the Peacock Café and eat in the Picnic Grove. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a non-profit organization celebrating its Centennial year when the mission of helping fragile wildlife populations is more important than ever.

Tickets must be purchased on the Zoo’s website at, including registration for Connecticut residents for the Free Summer program. Masks are still required in indoor animal habitats–the Rainforest Building and the Research Station—as our animals are susceptible to COVID-19. Everyone over the age of two, except for those with medical conditions that preclude wearing them, should have a mask available.

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