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Archive: 2016

The Kangaroo of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Kangaroo of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted August 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings family and friends! This week at Timbavati Wildlife Park we are taking a look at the Kangaroo! The Red Kangaroo is found over most of central Australia. This marsupial has legs so powerful that it can jump as high as 6 feet into the air. When one starts running it can reach speeds in excess of 30 miles per hour. They prefer wooded areas with plenty of shade but will also be found in desert areas as well. A group of Kangaroos is known as a mob. The mob will have one dominant male and number of adult females,…
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The Bobcats of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Bobcats of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted August 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

One denizen of Timbavati Wildlife Park is the Bobcat which is an exclusive native of North America. I like to refer to bobcats as kind of a mid-sized cat. Your typical house cat will weigh 4-8 pounds (depending on species and diet sometimes more, sometimes less). A large cat like a lion or tiger will easily be in excess of 300 pounds and top out around 500 pounds. Bobcats will weigh between 15 and 30 pounds with the males being larger than the females. You will know if you’re looking at a bobcat by the tufts of fur on the…
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The Kookaburra of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Kookaburra of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted July 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

This week we are taking a look at the Kookaburra of Timbavati Wildlife Park.  This Australian native from the eucalyptus forests is a well known symbol of the continent’s bird-life. It has also been seen in Tasmania and New Guinea. Kookaburras occupy woodland and open forests. They live in and nest in the cavities of tree trunks and branches. They do not migrate and occupy the same territory all year-round. Kookaburra can grow to weigh up to a pound with a beak that can be up to 4 inches long. They look to be about the same size as an…
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The Grey Foxes of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Grey Foxes of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted July 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

This week we are taking a look at the grey foxes of Timbavati Wildlife Park. Did You Know? Did you know that Grey foxes share their burrows over the course of generations and just keep adding to them? Yep a foxhole is actually the entrance to a labyrinth. Here are more fun facts about the grey fox!
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The Lesser Flamingos of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Lesser Flamingos of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted July 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. This weekend brought with it the first day of fall and now trees all over the great State of Wisconsin are turning their brands of orange and brown. That makes this the perfect time to visit our park while we’re open for general admission. General admissions will conclude on October 28th so you still have plenty of time to come see the animals. This week we’re going to zip over to our Waterfalls Area to check in on our lesser flamingos. The lesser flamingo is one of the smallest flamingos. It…
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New Construction Projects for 2016

New Construction Projects for 2016

Posted July 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends! I hope you are enjoying all of the best that nature has to offer all of us this summer. This week we are shifting gears from our usual animal discussions to some of the behind the scenes things that we have going at Timbavati Wildlife Park. Taking A Look Into Our Construction One major change that we are making this year is an addition to our exterior Rock Wall. This extension will mirror our main entrance that extends from our gift shop to the picnic area. We pulled out the old Go Kart track that has been at…
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The Majestic Bald Eagle

The Majestic Bald Eagle

Posted July 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

Happy 4th of July! At Timbavati Wildlife Park to celebrate our nation’s birthday we are talking about the North American bald eagle in this week’s post! The bald eagle is the only eagle that is exclusive to North America and lives near bodies of water in The Continental United States, Alaska and Canada. This majestic animal stands about 3 feet tall and features a wingspan of 6-7 feet. Males are a little bit smaller than females, their wing spans spread around 6 feet. The Bald Eagle will weigh anywhere from 7-14 pounds. Just based on size alone the Bald Eagle…
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Welcome To The Interaction Area

Welcome To The Interaction Area

Posted June 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings all! This week we’re going to shift gears from our typical post style which usually addresses a single animal and focus on a larger area of Timbavati Wildlife Park. The area that I am referring to is now called the “The Interaction Area.” This part of our park is appropriately named The Interaction Area. It’s the part of the park with the largest hands on experience for our guests. Our 2015 addition, the Parakeet Encounter is an immersive experience that allows our guests to actually hand feed parakeets. We have bird seed sticks available for purchase. Hold out your…
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Camel Week – World Camel Day This Wed. June 22nd!

Camel Week – World Camel Day This Wed. June 22nd!

Posted June 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

This week Wednesday is World Camel Day! Yep, the undisputed hump day is this Wednesday. That’s a fun fact you can spring on your buddies! There are two kinds of camels; basically 1 hump or two humps. Dromedary (Arabian) camels have 1 hump and Bactrian (Asian) Camels have 2. The largest myth about camels is that their humps are filled with water, which they aren’t. The hump is a fat reserve that a camel can metabolize for survival in times when food and water are scarce. Camels have two rows of eyelashes to keep the sand out of their eyes…
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United States Flags With Animals On Them

United States Flags With Animals On Them

Posted June 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greeting friends and welcome to this week’s blog. Today we are changing things up a bit in our content. Normally we feature an animal but since flag day is tomorrow, I figured we could take a look at flags around the world that have animals on them. It’s a change of pace kind of thing so let’s get started. Ok so for starters flag day is a celebration of the stars and stripes of the American flag. Old Glory as it is sometimes referred to was adopted officially on June 14, 1777. That was the day that the founding fathers…
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