After breakfast, we decided it was too beautiful a day to waste sitting at home. So we loaded up the jeep and headed to Mendon, Mass so we could visit Southwick Zoo. It’s a quick hour and half drive from our casita, and once you’re there it’s sooo worth the drive!
It’s not a great big zoo — about 300-acres of lush land. But it sure is filled with lots of charm and personality. Another plus is that it’s privately owned and operated. It has been since it first opened in 1963.
Things to do while at the zoo: There’s a Skyfari Sky ride (our favorite thing to do…every single visit) that takes you over a good portion of the zoo. You can spot camels, chimps, alligators, deer, and cattle from the air. Other fun attractions are the petting zoo, which is filled with loads of what seems to be always hungry goats. There’s also pony rides, camel rides, and the Woodland Express train which drives you through the native wetlands. Some cool things you may see while on your train ride are elk, geese, turtles, sometimes snakes, and lots of birds.
Don’t forget to take a look at the giraffe exhibit! Did I mention there’s a baby? A really cute baby?
Come along and have a look at the zoo through the lens of my camera.
Until next time… xoxo
This guy’s 105 years old! ^^^ He doesn’t look a day over 50!
Oh, this guy! He was mercilessly teasing the poor monkey’s that were just under the fence! 😀 “Is your mama a llama?” “Hey, mama! Look what I can do!” Hello goats who’ll put on a chase if I dare not feed you every last morsel of food. This little babe is one of a few new babes that were grabbing all of the attention at the petting area of the zoo. I was tempted to pack it up in my camera bag and sneak it home with me. ;D “It’s HUMP DAY!” Sorry, I had too. 😀 Secrets Isn’t this THE cutest little face EVER??! Maybe this is the cutest face? Hmm, too many to choose from. Reflection