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Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration

55 Coogan Blvd

Mystic, CT 06355-1997

(860) 572-5955 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.mysticaquarium.org/



Mystic Aquarium aims to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and exploration.

Conservation Efforts:
The Mystic Aquarium is home to African penguins and Steller sea lions, both endangered species.

The Aquarium also has a strong relationship with SANCCOB in South Africa and travels there annually to assist in African penguin rescue and research efforts. Here is more information on Mystic Aquarium’s 2010 visit: http://mysticaquarium.org/newsroom/press-releases/669-mystic-aquarium-assists-in-hand-rearing-over-400-rescued-african-penguins

Participation in
SSPs (Species Survival Plans):
The Aquarium participates in the SSP for African penguins. You can find more information about the Aquarium’s work with African penguins here: http://mysticaquarium.org/research/projects/445-african-penguin-task-force

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06610-1600

(203) 394-6565 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.beardsleyzoo.org/



Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a wonderful place to visit – alone or with your family. Spend an hour or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Come learn about our many endangered and threatened species, which include the Amur (Siberian) tiger, Andean condor, Ocelot, Red wolf, Andean (spectacled) bear, Maned wolf, and Golden lion tamarin.