Dear Friends, with a heavy heart we are announcing the passing of our beloved rhinocerous Clyde. Clyde passed away last week of natural causes. Clyde lived far beyond his lifespan and was here at Southwick’s Zoo for over 40 years along with his mate Bonnie who passed 2 years ago. Bonnie and Clyde were named by Clarice Daniels Southwick all those years ago and were a favorite of all here at the zoo…. Clyde was a gentle giant who loved to get his back scratched. As soon as he heard the broom on the wall, he’d lumber over right away for a back scratch! Although we knew as the years went by that this was coming, we are all still saddened as Bonnie & Clyde were such a big part of the zoo, our lives, and the lives of our visitors. We’d especially like to thank Clyde’s zookeepers for their dedication and wonderful care, some who have shared his life for over 20 years and feel his loss.