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Timbavati Wildlife Park Welcomes the Masked Lapwing

By Chris Taylor Monday, February 5, 2018

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog. Last week we began talking about what’s new in 2018 for design and construction. These week I wanted to start talking about new animals at Timbavati WIldlife Park in 2018. One of the first animals we will be welcoming in 2018 is are a small flock of Masked Lapwing Birds.

The masked Lapwing is also referred to as a “plover.” Masked lapwings hail from Australia, Southern New Guinea and New Zealand. Now these birds live in semi-harmony with humans in the land down under. I say semi because apparently they have been known to attack humans. That’s my kind of bird! The reality is though that I actually found a list of do’s and don’t if a lapwing has marked you for an attack. Ready? Here we go!

  1. Go the other way, it might be protecting a nest.
  2. Travel in groups, birds rarely attack multiple people at once.
  3. Wear a hat.
  4. If you’re riding a bike get off and run LOL.

Now the bird is only as big as an adult’s shoe but I guess that a shoe traveling at 30 mph or so could hurt just a little bit LOL. They’re also not native to the United States so I think you guys should be safe from a Lapwing Attack. If you come to Timbavati Wildlife park and visit nursery number 2 you can safely enjoy the company of the masked lapwing without holding a stick to fight it off. Bring your friends though, Our park is even cooler when you can share the experiences with the ones that you love. Talk with you all next week!


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