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Archive: 2016

The Arctic Fox

The Arctic Fox

Posted June 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s post about the Arctic Fox of Timbavati Wildlife Park. This native of the Arctic Circle is found in Canada, Greenland, Russia, Norway, Scandinavia and Iceland. The arctic fox is known for its super thick fur which obviously keeps it warm in the frozen tundras that it inhabits. It even has fur under its paws to buffer the snow and ice that it regularly has to traverse. More Arctic Fox Features   The Arctic Fox has other adaptations that allow it to thrive in harsh icy environments. For instance, the Arctic Fox’s coat will…
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Swine Time Pig Races

Swine Time Pig Races

Posted May 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends! This week we are talking to you about the Swine Time Pig Races at Timbavati Wildlife Park. I have to admit to you, I had never heard of pig racing prior to my first trip to Timbavati so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I got there. What i found was pleasantly surprising. If you’re old enough to remember the Norm McDonald news sketches on SNL, then imagine that same type of dry humor but attached to pigs racing (If you’re not old enough to remember Norm or know what SNL is, don’t worry we have ponies).…
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The North American Bobcat

The North American Bobcat

Posted May 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends of Timbavati Wildlife Park and welcome to Bobcat Week! With our park now open and in full swing, we are happy to have had those of you whom have already visited and we’re looking forward to those of you who are still planning to visit. 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…
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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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