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Feeding Time At The Beardsley Zoo

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(Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public)
Zoo educator Chrissy Shore feeds Newton the macaw at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn. Newton peels shells off of her nuts and seeds. Her favorite snack? Hard boiled eggs.

We usually fill your earbuds with talk about food—people food. But, this is Seasoned, and this is the season for staycations and day trips. Have you been to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo yet this summer? This week: find out what are our furry, scaly, and feathered friends at the zoo are eating. We talk to the zoo educators and animal care specialists who feed them, and we get up close and personal with animals like an Eastern hellbender, two highly intelligent river otters, and a gorgeous macaw named Newton.


Jim Knox – Curator of education at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn.

Chrissy Shore – Zoo educator at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn.

Jen Farrell – Zoo educator at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn.

Chris Barker – Animal care specialist at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn.

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Robyn Doyon-Aitken and Catie Talarski produced this show. Visuals journalist Ryan Caron King and interns Maisy Carvalho and Kelly Langevin contributed.

Robyn is one of the producers of Seasoned. She produced The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® from November 2015 until the broadcast ended. Before that, she ate her way through the previous seven years of Fine Cooking magazine while a web producer at FineCooking.com.
Chef Plum, co-host of Seasoned.
Marysol Castro, co-host of Seasoned.