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By Joe Duty | Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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The big cats and exotic creatures living at the Center for Animal Research and Education in Bridgeport showed off at the annual Fall Festival last weekend. The facility, which offers long-term care for mountain lions, African lions, tigers, leopards, bobcats and lemurs, has held the event for seven years.

Party Animals 1

A tiger bobs for pumpkins in a water tank. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Party Animals 2

The big cats relax, while one tiger rears up on the fence showing a special connection to a visitor. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Party Animals 3

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Party Animals 4

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Party Animals 5

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Party Animals 6

A lemur leaps around its cage. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Party Animals 7

A tiger and man play tug-of-war in a battle of brawn. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Pumpkin Play

A tiger sticks its tongue in the water for a quick drink while bobbing for pumpkins at the Center for Animal Research and Education’s annual Fall Fest. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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