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Archive: Mar 2016

Can you say Coatimundi?

Can you say Coatimundi?

Posted March 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

This week we are taking a look at the coatimundi of Timbavati Wildlife Park! Ahh the Coatimundi, considered to be in the raccoon family looks like a racoon dog anteater mix thingy to me. That’s a technical term. 🙂 They are also called by the names: Hog-nosed Coon, Snookum Bear, and Brazilian Aardvark. This native of the southern North American and South American continents is diurnal, meaning it is a day time creature. There are types of coati, the White-nosed which can be found in on both continents and the Brown-nosed which is exclusive to the southern continent. Coatimundi Life…
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New in 2016 the Nyala!

New in 2016 the Nyala!

Posted March 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

Timbavati Wildlife Park is proud to introduce the Nyala in 2016. This African member of the antelope family is a native of Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. It has also been introduced to Botswana and Namibia through conservation and reserve efforts. About The Nyala The nyala is known for its brown color with white stripes on the sides and some white spotting. When they are born, the males and females are almost indistinguishable. It is believed that this protects the young males from the adult males who compete for dominance. Males compete through displays of dominance for mating…
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