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The Pigs of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Pigs of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted October 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings and welcome! This week’s topic is the Pigs of Timbavati Wildlife Park! There are some interesting facts about these animals many people don’t really know about. Let’s get started! Pigs have been known to be a “dirty” animal. This is a common misconception. Sweat glands are next to none on these animals which does not allow the bodies to adjust to the temperature. For this reason they will roll in mud to keep cool. Pigs are actually quite clean and careful not to soil areas where they will eat and or sleep. More About Pigs Male pigs are called…
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The Petting Areas of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Petting Areas of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted October 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

Our understanding of our place on this planet is inherently intertwined with every living plant, animal and the planet itself. I am not sure if you can completely appreciate the world that we live in without spending time interacting with the animals we share this planet with. That’s the magnitude of emotion that many people like me experience when they visit our petting areas. Petting Areas Timbavati Wildlife Park The petting areas in Timbavati Wildlife Park are adjacent to our animal nurseries. We keep a lot of younger animals here while they grow big and strong enough to rejoin their…
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The Striped Skunk of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Striped Skunk of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted September 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and family! This week we are taking a look at the striped skunk of Timbavati Wildlife Park! When nature marks an animal and sets it up for self-defense the markings usually call attention to the danger zones. For instance a bee is circled to its stinger, a badger’s lines call attention to it’s teeth. If you look at the stripe on the striped skunk, it calls attention to the anal glands. Right below the tail there are two anal glands that a skunk has in reserve as its deadliest asset, it’s sulfuric spray. More About The Striped Skunk…
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The Woodlands Area of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Woodlands Area of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted September 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

This week at Timbavati Wildlife Park we’re talking about the “Woodlands Area.” The Wisconsin Dells is alive, it has a pulse. Even in the dead of winter during the solstice, you can still feel its rhythm. People from large cities like Chicago and Minneapolis come here to get away from the hectic pace that those larger cities have to offer. You’ll have people from rural locales come in to take in recreation in a place a bit busier than the norm. The common denominator is the desire for the Wisconsin Dells and its pace, its attractions and its lifestyle. When…
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The African Spur-Thigh Tortoise

The African Spur-Thigh Tortoise

Posted September 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

Welcome to the week of the African Spur-thigh Tortoise of Timbavati Wildlife Park. A tortoise is a land dwelling reptile that has both an endoskeleton and an exoskeleton in the form of its shell. One great way to tell you that you have a tortoise and not a turtle (though a tortoise is in the turtle family) is by looking at their feet. A turtle will have webbed flipper style feet. These are better suited for swimming whereas a tortoise will have claws with more stumpy appendages. Tortoises do not swim. My buddy Matt Schoebel told me that if you…
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The Gift Shop At Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Gift Shop At Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted September 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

One part of Timbavati Wildlife Park that I think is worth calling some attention to is our Gift Shop. Our Gift Shop The Gift shop at Timbavati is a pretty far out place when you stop and think about it. You can get everything from Folk Art to Timbavati clothes to stuffed animals. There are puzzles and wuzzles, pet rocks and socks, cuddly little critters and animal clocks. They have penguins and zebras, fake tattoos, tigers that grab and owls that “Hooo!” Sorry, I kind of got caught up in Dr. Seuss mode there. Anyways, our shop is always filled…
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Timbavati Wildlife Park Celebrates Labor Day

Timbavati Wildlife Park Celebrates Labor Day

Posted September 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings and Welcome to this week’s blog. Happy Labor Day to you all and we hope that on this day of celebration for the American Worker that you are planning to relax and just enjoy a Monday that isn’t really a Monday. We usually place the spotlight on an animal every monday, but on this Labor Day, we want to spotlight our own workers! This week, we are taking time out to thank you. Our staff at Timbavati Wildlife Park for helping to make our park and our guests feel welcomed in our home. While the rest of the country…
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The Capybara of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Capybara of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted August 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings and Salutations dear friends! This week at Timbavati Wildlife Park we enter the world of the world’s largest rodent, the Capybara. This herbivore is a native of South America and is as comfortable in water as it is on land. First, let’s consider its size. A male adult can weigh anywhere from 75 to 150 pounds and stand almost 2 feet tall on all fours. Se we’re dealing with a rodent the size of a large domestic dog. I mentioned that the capybara is just as comfortable in the water as it is on land, the term we would…
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The Crowned Crane of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Crowned Crane of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted August 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greeting and salutations friends! This week we visit the Crowned Crane of Timbavati Wildlife Park. The Crowned Crane is the national bird of Uganda and is native to Africa, south of the Sahara. It belongs to the crane family “Gruidae.” They can be found near rivers, marshes and other wetland areas. Instead of migrating, these bird will make local and seasonal movements. Where they move to is dependent upon food, weather and their nest site. More About The Crowned Crane This specific bird is a fairly large bird standing about 3ft tall. They can weigh up to 9 pounds.  They have a red pouch called…
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The Greater Rhea of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Greater Rhea of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted August 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings and salutations dear friends. This week we are taking a trip to South America to take an in depth look at the Greater Rhea of Timbavati Wildlife Park! It is the largest bird in South America and the 3rd largest bird in the world. Its relatives the ostrich and emu are the only ones that are larger. My personal experiences with the Rhea also place them as less aggressive than the other two larger birds as well. If you remember the White Emu were very unhappy with our presence in their enclosure as you can see by this video…
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