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Archive: 2016

The Zebra of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Zebra of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted December 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

Getting back into the discussion of the animals at Timbavati Wildlife Park, this week is all about the zebra! As you may know zebras are recognized by their beautiful coat of fur! Their stripes are much like the uniqueness of fingerprints. Though they all have them (whether they are black and white or brown) no two are exactly alike. Zebra Life Zebras are very social animals living in small-large herds. They feed almost entirely on grass though they will eat sparingly plants like shrubs, herbs, leaves, bark and even twigs. They have a digestive system that allows them to sustain…
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Upgrading The Safari Train Ride

Upgrading The Safari Train Ride

Posted December 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

Timbavati Wildlife Park is regularly undergoing improvements to your experience. With our fourth season finally in the books. We are happy to discuss some of the improvements that we have made this year. One major project that we took on this year was the automation of our Safari Train Ride Gates. A Look At The Safari Train Ride The Safari Train Ride takes our guests on a ride through our pastures where they have personal interactions with some of our larger hoofed grazing animals. You can barely see any remnants from the previous incarnation of our grounds, the old Riverview…
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The Sable Antelope of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Sable Antelope of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted December 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

This week at Timbavati Wildlife Park we will be taking a look at the sable antelope! The Sable Antelope (scientific name hippotragus niger)  is from the southern savanna of Africa. They live in  a combination of grasslands and woodlands. They avoid extensive open lands. The sable antelope in the wild can live up to sixteen years and travel about a mile a day. During the dry season they will travel less than a mile.  They are nocturnal and diurnal (active during the day). They prefer to feed just until dark because of a high risk of predation at night. Their…
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The Cockatiel of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Cockatiel of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted December 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

This week we’re taking a look at another interesting bird the Cockatiel of Timbavati Wildlife Park! Cockatiel also known as nymphicus hollandicus are native to Australia! They can be found in pairs or small flocks throughout the wild. These small birds like to nest in hollow tree limbs or trunk holes located near water. More About The Cockatiel The cockatiel’s average weight can be anywhere from 3 to 6 pounds and they can be as long as 12-14 inches long. They like to feed on fresh fruits and vegetables and will also eat seeds and pellets. These social birds are…
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The Kinkajou of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Kinkajou of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted November 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

This week we are talking about the Kinkajou of Timbavati Wildlife Park. These small mammals may resemble that of a small primate but they are actually related to the raccoon family. They can be found living in the tropical forests of Central and South America living in nests and groups also known as troops. They are social within their communities engaging in grooming activities to develop bonds. Kinkajou are omnivores and sometimes called “honey bears” because they will raid bees’ nests.  They have long skinny tongues that they use to slurp honey from a hive and remove insects from their…
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The Macaw of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Macaw of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted November 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Macaw of Timbavati Wildlife Park is this week’s topic animal discussion. These omnivorous birds have a lifespan of up to 60 years. With lengths reaching up to 86cm and weigh 2-3 lbs they are known to be some of the larger members in their family. Macaws can be found in Central and South American rain forests. Macaw Features Macaws are known for being brightly colored. They have long tails and their toes or “gripping toes” are used for grabbing, latching and holding items they examine. Using their very strong beaks they can easily crack open nuts and seeds. Another…
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The Anteater of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Anteater of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted November 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

Hello friends and family! As we enter a new week we also have a new animal blog/video! This week we’ll be taking a look at the anteater of Timbavati Wildlife Park! Anteaters are carnivorous mammals with a life span of about 14 years. They can weigh anywhere from 40 to 140 pounds and have a tail as long as 35 inches. These specific mammals prefer grasslands and tropical forests. They can be found in Central and South America.  Anteaters are not known to be aggressive animals though if they feel threatened they will rear up on their hind legs, and…
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Pig Racing At It’s Finest

Pig Racing At It’s Finest

Posted November 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

Pardon me if you haven’t had the pleasure of perusing our park’s most profound piece of playtime! The Pig Races at Timbavati Wildlife Park are a hoof above the rest! Ok so that’s it for my attempt at barraging you with faced paced pig puns. If I am going to write about the pig races though, it’s only fair that I gave that a shot. The Timbavati Pig races have been entertaining families for generations. I had never personally seen a pig race before I started going to Timbavati and when someone mentioned “Pig Racing”, I began to envision horse…
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The Binturong of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Binturong of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted October 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings and salutations friends of Timbavati Wildlife Park. Fall has fully settled in and the leaves are about to give way to the frozen winds of the holiday season. As we reach the conclusion of our season I beg you fear not. We have plenty of animal pictures films and facts to keep you entertained for the entire winter. With that bit of business concluded we are moving on to the binturong which is also known as a bear-cat. About The Binturong The Binturong is native of South-East Asia. It is an omnivore that lives on a diet of fruit,…
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The Cotton Top Tamarin of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Cotton Top Tamarin of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted October 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings and salutations friends of Timbavati Wildlife Park and welcome to the week of the Cotton Top Tamarin. Our little friends hail from the forests of South America. Their most recognizable feature is their namesake, the Cotton Top. These little creatures live in the trees for most of their lives, I guess it’s probably best as they are diminutive in stature and probably pretty low on the food chain. I mean South America has spiders big enough to take down this little critter. More About The Cotton Top Tamarin Known to be some of the smallest primates on the planet,…
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