Zookeeper Report 7/18/13

Muntjac Deer

Many of our visitors have been asking how the animals do in this extreme heat.  Actually, they handle the heat much better than humans!  Just like with humans we have to keep a closer eye on baby &  senior animals and make sure all the animals have plenty of water.   The zoo is situated […]

Zookeeper Report Baby Yak Born


Just as the zoo opened on June 26, 2013 our female Yak was in labor!  Some of our very lucky visitors witnessed the birth of the Baby Yak…a very special experience!  Momma and baby are doing great and are under our watch.  Yaks are very hearty animals and the baby stood to nurse right away.  […]

New Additions to the Zoo!

Meet Mom, Dad & Baby!

Come and meet our new Family!  Two – toed sloths!  Now on exhibit is a family of three who we are so excited about!  They are located next to the chimpanzee habitat!  Sloths are amazing creatures who do everything upside down!

Zookeeper Report – Monkeys, Monkeys, Monkeys!

Babies are being born!

This Grivet was born on January 15, 2013 and more babies are being born at Southwick’s Zoo all the time!  We’ve recently had a Schmidt’s Guenon born on March 21, 2013 and a Ring Tailed Lemur on March 10th.  Grivets are very active monkeys and moms are know to “share” their babies.  Females will care […]