One of the unique experiences at Westside are our animals we exhibit daily in our Family Zone. Children and Adults alike enjoy watching our 7 Brown Tufted Capuchin monkeys climb, swing and play in their all glass enclosure. Children at our club all have their favorites. Parker our Matriarch leads the troupe with Tidwell the dominant male. Houston, Katie, and Minnie the younger monkeys, love to play and greet visitors when our handlers are present. Jack and Jill our youngest rounds out the troupe and is a joy to watch as they learn their new surroundings.
For your wilder side, Simba, our African Serval Cat also is on exhibit in his glass enclosure. On our clubs grounds members enjoying viewing our Black Neck Swans swimming in their pond, our many tropical birds, our African Sulcata Tortoises, or relaxing by our Koi Pond with its beautiful water lily collection in the Summer. Our club lobby has a 5000 gallon fresh water aquarium full of a variety of South American Cichlids and fish from around the world.
Westside's animals are used for viewing enjoyment of our members as well as for education of our young people during Summer Camps and school outings. Although all of our animals are captive bred, Westside encourages people of all ages to educate themselves on our wildlife and the conservation needed to maintain animals in the wild for generations to come. Westside does not encourage private ownership of exotic animals due to the life long commitment and extreme amount of care necessary to properly care for exotic animals. Westside has a full time staff dedicated to the care and enrichment of our animals, including a Zoologist on staff full time.
PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE INFORMATIVE AND INFORMATIONAL LINKS:
We encourage everyone to support and visit your local zoo and aquarium help insure the well being and conservation of our animals and sea life.
DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM - http://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumhouston/default.asp
HOUSTON ZOO - http://www.houstonzoo.org
TEXAS SEA LIFE CENTER - http://www.texassealifecenter.org/
FWF - Feline Conservation Federation @ http://www.felineconservation.org/
WWF - World Wildlife Fund @ http://www.worldwildlife.org/home-full.html
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