What does Southwick’s Zoo and Former New England Patriot Matt Light have in common?

This past Saturday night, Southwick’s Zoo played host to the 10th Annual Benefit EARTH Bash – a fundraiser for their nonprofit arm, EARTH Ltd. The event hit a new level of success by raising around $50,000 and selling out to a crowd of 300 guests. EARTH Ltd.’s mission is to provide education about animal ecology, endangered species and environmental issues as well as conservation efforts both locally and globally. The money raised will be used to create housing for Southwick’s Zoo and EARTH … [Read more...]

Southwick’s Zoo announces 50th anniversary special event dates

photo by Lindsay Doyle This year Southwick’s Zoo is celebrating 50 years as one of New England’s favorite destinations. The zoo’s humble beginnings trace back to the 1930’s with Justin Southwick’s collection of exotic birds. The collection began to attract visitors, so he placed a donation box at the entrance of his farm in 1956. Southwick Wild Animal Farm Inc. was incorporated in 1965. Over the years Southwick’s Zoo has grown to become New England’s largest zoological experience. Southwick’s … [Read more...]

The Birthing of a Baby Giraffe at Southwick’s Zoo

Today Upton Daily and a couple of teens visited Southwick's Zoo in Mendon Ma where we were surprised to find a brand new three-hour old baby giraffe calf. The calf was birthed in front of a live audience at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the zoo's beautiful giraffe exhibit. Dottie is the mom and as of this afternoon Southwick's wasn't sure of the sex. This brand new calf appears to be very healthy. We we were lucky to see some adorable bonding moments between the baby and the other … [Read more...]

9th Annual EARTH Bash at Southwick’s Zoo hosted by EARTH Ltd

EARTH Bash will begin at 4:00 pm with a champagne welcome and a relaxing stroll through Southwick’s Zoo. Jeep tours will also be provided by Imperial Cars. Attendees are also invited to take a free ride on the Skyfari sky ride to get a bird’s eye view of the zoo. After exploring the zoo, guests will move to the main tent where they will enjoy food, an open bar, auctions, and dancing to some classic tunes. Sobieski is providing vodka and will be sampling mixed drinks such as pumpkin and caramel … [Read more...]

Announcing the 9th Annual EARTH Bash at Southwick’s Zoo hosted by EARTH Ltd!

EARTH Bash will begin at 4:00 pm with a champagne welcome and a relaxing stroll through Southwick’s Zoo. Jeep tours will also be provided by Imperial Cars. Attendees are also invited to take a free ride on the Skyfari sky ride to get a bird’s eye view of the zoo. After exploring the zoo, guests will move to the main tent where they will enjoy food, an open bar, auctions, and dancing to some classic tunes. Sobieski is providing vodka and will be sampling mixed drinks such as pumpkin and caramel … [Read more...]

Celebrate Summer Solstice with Zoo Animals

Mendon, MA – Fans of Southwick’s Zoo know how much fun it is to spend a day observing and learning about exotic animals. But most don’t get to experience the special serenity that comes over the zoo after hours, or view the animals that are more active after dinnertime. On Friday, June 20th, Southwick’s Zoo invites patrons to embark on an evening adventure from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This special after-hours event is put on by EARTH Limited, a non-profit educational and conservation organization … [Read more...]

Southwick’s Zoo ventures into radio

On Saturday May 31 Southwick's Zoo will be airing their new radio show "Walk on the Wild Side" hosted by Sherman Whitman and Betsey Brewer! The show will be on Saturday at 10am-11am on WCRN 830AM. The show will be about Southwick's Zoo.   … [Read more...]