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Thank You Mama and Papa

By Chris Taylor Monday, May 7, 2018

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog. If you recall, last winter our resident penguin superstars “Mama and Papa” were in a Wisconsin State Lottery Commercial. That commercial was a cute trip through a winter wonderland as the cute little penguin escapes his enclosure and ends up cashing in a lottery ticket.

The commercial was a very proud moment for us at Timbavati Wildlife Park. It’s great partnering with different organizations from around the state and the planet. Part of our involvement in the commercial was for the conservation of penguins.

Mama and Papa are African penguins. They live in colonies off of the coast. They are an endangered species due to over fishing, pollution and the harvest of guano which they need to lay eggs in. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust is an organization that is dedicated to the conservation of the African penguin. Since 2006 they have been working on the conservation of penguins and other marine life that surrounds them at the southernmost tip of Africa.

Mama and Papa Help Out

Timbavati Wildlife Park was able to make a donation to the Dyer Island Conservation Trust and if you’d like to learn more about their conservation efforts you can visit their website at https://www.dict.org.za/ .

In other great news, Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday. To honor mothers on this day, Timbavati Wildlife Park is excited to announce that this Sunday mom will get in for free when you bring the family to the park. Thank you ladies for everything that you do.

Here’s a look at the commercial that Mama and Papa starred in. We have a great day and we will talk soon!

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