CARE Fall Festival begins today

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, November 4, 2017

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The Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE) in Bridgeport will hold its Seventh Annual Fall Festival Nov. 4-5 and 11-12.

NEW ARRIVAL – Zara, a 6-month old female tiger, is one of the newest animals to call CARE home. She’s seen here getting in the fall spirit playing with a pumpkin. Submitted photo

Event times are 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays and noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

The center will offer a tour, featuring the big cats, lemurs, llamas and coati.

Festivities include pumpkins, pinatas and treats for the animals; and games, prizes, refreshments and learning stations for the guests.

Admission is a suggested donation of $25. Tickets are available online only at

All ages are welcome.

CARE is located at 245 County Road 3422 in Bridgeport. The facility offers long-term care for exotic animals including mountain lions, African lions, tigers, leopards and bobcats.

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