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Timbavati Wildlife Park – Kangaroo

By Chris Taylor Monday, May 28, 2018

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Looks like we have more days without rain than we do with rain coming up this week and that’s awesome. You know what else is awesome? Our “Combo Ticket!” Now until Friday at Timbavati Wildlife Park you can ride the Safari Train and receive a general admission for one great price! One really cool stop on the train ride is our kangaroo encounter.

You can see the kangaroo encounter from the train. Our mob of roos are always bopping around doing roo stuff. Did you know that there are 4 different kinds of kangaroos. There are reds, eastern greys, western greys and antilopine kangaroos.

Kangaroos are very social creatures. They live in a hierarchy that is governed by one dominant male. This alpha male decides the course that the mob will take as they forage through the outback. The females in a mob will have very close connections with each other. If one mother dies, female kangaroos have been known to adopt an orphaned joey.

Kangaroos eat grasses, flowers, leaves, ferns, moss sometimes they have the occasional insect, you know roo food groups. Like a cow does, kangaroos also regurgitate their food to chew more than once before it fully gets digested. Did you know that kangaroos regularly have molars fall out due to all of the grinding that they do with vegetation? Unlike us though, a kangaroo can regrow its molars. I’m glad humans don’t have that feature I would eat candy daily then LOL.

Interesting Kangaroo Fact

Kangaroos can’t walk backwards but they can rear back on their tails. When they do that, they can kick claw and box you with all four arms and legs. For the most part roos are pretty chill so if you have one taking that kind of posture with you, you might want to go the other way because that roo isn’t very happy with you.

There are tons of other cool facts about kangaroos and many other animals that you can learn from visiting our park. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard someone observing an animal and saying, “I didn’t know they could do that.” We have daily Wildlife Presentations that are entertaining and informative. Visit our website for more information and we will see you in the park.

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