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Ziggy The Skunk of Timbavati Wildlife Park

By Chris Taylor Monday, July 31, 2017

Ahh yes, a day in the life of Ziggy! Who is ziggy? Well I am glad you asked. The Zigster is our resident skunk at Timbavati Wildlife Park. For me, Ziggy is a glimpse of the impossible becoming a reality. I mean let’s think about this for a minute. We have a skunk named Ziggy that you can get up close and personal with. I don’t think that’s something that most of us experience in life with any degree of entertainment.

Since the beginning of time, encounters between man and skunk have been frequent and I do not believe that most of them have ended pleasantly. See the skunk’s stripes? These are nature’s warning signs to the rest of the animal kingdom to be ware. A skunk’s stripes point to the spray glands like a badger’s stripes point to their teeth.

Known The World Over

Another factor driving our encounters are how plentiful skunks are globally. There are 12 different species of skunks to be found all over the world. These omnivores love wooded areas and usually places with good vegetation in general.

The best part about Ziggy is that our professional animal handling staff works with him daily so he is comfortable with human interaction. We also had his scent glands removed so that the smell doesn’t come along with the experience.

Ziggy is a star in our wildlife presentation and if you watch this week’s video you will easily see why. Thanks and talk to you all next week!

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