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Archive: Dec 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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