The last few weeks have been really exciting here at the zoo, the babies are coming out more and are getting used to the people. The primates are really social and love interacting with the visitors. The big cats are loving the attention the humans provide and can be seen stalking and watching the visitors… Continue Reading
We’ve had a very exciting week here at Southwick’s Zoo! We’ve had a baby Mandrill born on 2/17/09, early in the morning. Mom and baby are doing great!
We’ve had a Grivet Monkey born on December 31, 2008 and more recently a Schmidt’s Guenon baby born on January 11, 2009. Moms and babies are doing great and they’re growing so fast. We’ve been focusing on enrichment for the primates and getting creative. We’ve made newspaper pinatas and stuffed boxes with hay and food treats,… Continue Reading
It has been great watching the primates that like to go outside in the winter. If the weather is nice enough, the Chimpanzees, Mandrills, and Colobus Monkeys like to go outside. Just after the last big snowfall, the male chimpanzee was trying to make his way outside towards his favorite tree. He didn’t like getting… Continue Reading