Girl hosts lemonade stand to benefit zoo

August 20, 2018

BRIDGEPORT — They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, apparently, when life gives you the desire to build a new home for a couple tigers, you should also make lemonade.

Or, at least, that’s what one young fan of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo did, according to a post on the zoo’s Facebook page. The post states that, a few weeks ago, a little girl — referred to in the post only by her first name, Emerson — visited the zoo.

“When she got home, she wrote us a letter telling us she wanted to help us build our new tiger habitat,” the post read. “She and her brother, Weston, had a lemonade stand and raised $43.27. Every penny of that is precious to us, Emerson and Weston, and helps the tigers you love so much. Thank you for being friends of the Zoo!”

The zoo’s tigers include growing Amur tiger cubs Reka and Zeya. They recently went on exhibit and can be seen between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. most days. The zoo has been looking to redesign its tiger habitat for some time and is seeking donations. To donate, or for more information, visit https://bit.ly/2GaZOYg.

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