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The African Penguins Of Timbavati Wildlife Park

By Chris Taylor Saturday, November 10, 2018

Greetings friends and welcome to this weeks blog. We had a little dustup of snow around here this week and that gave everything a great wintery look. I was feeling so great about seeing the first snowfall that I wanted to jump on Old Man Winter’s train and talk about a wintery animal or two. That took me to our resident penguins, Mama and Papa.

Those of you who have been reading our blog for a while will remember these two starring in the Wisconsin State Lottery “Pengwin” campaign last winter. So for everyone keeping score here, penguins = winter stuff, except when they don’t.

Our penguins aren’t the arctic circle “Happy Feet” style of penguin, no no no. We have the opposite. We have good old warm weather penguins South African blackfooted penguins to be exact. These penguins live on the coast of Southern Africa populating the shorelines and coastal islands with penguin colonies.

Aqua Penguin Man

These penguins can swim at speeds of up to 15 miles an hour. They can also remain under water for well over 2 minutes, which makes them winners at the “watch me hold my breath” game. Penguins will also swim up to 30 miles to find food. Their dense feathers protect them from the chill of the ocean.

We have a bunch more penguin facts in this weeks video. If you’d like to learn more cool animal facts, come on in and see what we have to offer. We are open for guided encounters daily at 11am and 1pm. Just enter at the gift shop at those times. If you’d like a more intimate experience we can run VIP behind the scenes tours also. Check out this week’s penguin video and we will see you in the park!

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