Baby Giraffe Born at Southwick’s Zoo


On Saturday January 11, 2014 we welcomed an amazing little female giraffe “Daisy” to the Southwick’s Zoo family.  However, right off our veterinarian realized that Daisy needed some immediate attention.  Her mother Dotty was not taking an interest in the 150 lb, 6 foot baby and she was getting lethargic and weak.  He made the […]

Zookeeper Report 6/22/13


You may have noticed our peacocks roaming around the zoo.  Many of our guests have commented “Your Peacock escaped the zoo!”  This is because they have free range on our entire zoo property including inside and outside the zoo!  They especially love to posture and display in the zoo parking lot first thing in the […]

Zookeeper Report on Eagle Owls

Eagle Owl having Breakfast!

Feeding time for the Eurasian Eagle Owl is always interesting ….and cool!  We have a pair (male and female) owls.  The female is larger than the male and more aggressive.  She will swoop down and grab her prey from either on the ground or in the air before the male.  The male is more shy […]

Zookeepers Report ` Oh Baby!

Baby Watusi under Mama's watchful eye!

This past summer we welcomed a baby Watusi to our family.  Watusi, also called Ankole Cattle, are native to Africa. Their horns can reach up to 8 feet and some males can weigh up to 1600 lbs!  This means that we have to be very careful when feeding and cleaning with these beautiful creatures. We […]