The Latraverse Family Enjoys a Day at the Zoo

We brought our 5 and 6 year old granddaughters to the zoo and they had a wonderful time. As photographers, we loved photographing your beautiful animals. Thank you for sharing the zoo with us all. ~ Latraverse Family

Some Wonderful Pictures from Laura Vear

Laura Vear – a long time advocate of Southwick’s Zoo and good friend, took some wonderful pictures and we would like to share them with you..  Some of these photos and more are on sale in the Purple Peacock Gift Shop.

Copyrighted by Laura Vear, Bitteroot Photography 

Great photo sent in from Jeanne Wadsworth

Jeanne Wadsworth took this wonderful picture during our first week of the 2009 season! We just love this photo!

Primate Keeper Michelle reports

We’ve had a couple of monkeys born within the last 2 months, the babies and moms are doing great!  The Chimps and Mandrills love the snow!  Today was their first real taste of snow for the season, they like to come out and check it out then go back in where it is warm!! We’re looking for donations of blankets, towels, and sheets for the primates.  The chimps epecially love to walk around and wrap themselves in blankets! We’re also looking for a radio/cd player…they love music!  The hoofstock keepers are looking for a push broom, buckets, and feed pans from Nasco….we’ll take anything new or used! We’d like to thank everyone for their donations and holiday wishes for the animals, we have much to be thankful for!  Happy Holidays!

Zookeeper’s Report

There have been a lot of babies born here at the zoo in the last few weeks.  The Bearded Pig babies can be found at the Earth Discovery Center during the day…they are so cute!  The baby chimpanzee has developed her teeth and her mom is starting to teach her how to walk!  The baby mandrill monkey is getting more adventurous!  He can be seen jumping off mom, playing, bouncing and being very much an active toddler!

Here are some pictures we’ve taken from the zookeeper’s eye…Schmidt’s Guenon Feeding Time, Baby Roo, and the Gold Bengal Tiger (they’re growing so fast!).

Primate Zookeeper Michelle Reports

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!