Giraffes, Giraffes, Giraffes


It has been a busy off season here at the zoo with the birth of 3 giraffes! Daisy was born 1/11/14, Rocket born 2/19/14 and Maximus “Max” born 4/3/14!  All the calves are doing very well and are growing big and strong.  Hopefully we will be able to let the calves out into the outer […]

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 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.  […]

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 […]