I hadn't been to Southwick Zoo since Jason was small. I decided to take Jess and we had a blast. I got in free because it was teacher appreciation day but I still spent a lot of money. The one thing I don't like about this zoo is the number of kiddie rides they have. They're pretty expensive and I don't really see the point of having them. I did let Jess go on the carousel but that was it for mechanical rides.
I don't remember ever seeing a white wallaby before.
The guide standing by the tortoise area told us that this tortoise is middle age (100 years). I commented that he wouldn't make a good pet since he'd outlive his owners by so many years. Very seriously, the guide said "Oh, Ma'am, you can't have one of these as a pet. They don't live around here."
Jess rode the camel. She said he walks different. He kept stopping to eat while walking around the pen with her.
Southwick has a deer forest where you go in and can feed lots of deer. They were very friendly and followed everyone around looking for food.