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Timbavati Wildlife Park – Into The Interaction Area

By Chris Taylor Monday, March 25, 2019

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. This is a super exciting time of year for us because we’re only about six weeks away from the start of our summer season. In the next few weeks leading up to opening day we will be taking a look at all of the different areas of the park and what their general offerings are. Before we dig in I am inclined to remind you that the species of animals and their locations within Timbavati Wildlife Park are subject to change without notice. With that said, let’s take a look at the Interaction Area.

The “Interaction Area” is always a hit with our guests, especially the really young kids that visit us. The photograph featured in today’s blog is one of our interactive areas. We have a few interactive areas within the park and they are always teeming with animals. These areas have everything in them from alpacas to baby camels to pygmy goats. The smaller animals are a really great way to get young kids used to nature and wildlife in general.

Our “Parakeet Encounter” is another area in the Interaction Area that’s a hit. The Parakeet Encounter allows you to enter a huge bird house filled with little budgies from the land down under. Grab a feed stick, hold it out like you’re hailing a taxi and be still. Before you know it you’ll have a bird in the hand. You can’t beat that one.

The Interaction Area Has Nurseries

We have two nurseries. Nursery one is where you will find a lot of our newborns and nursing animals. Baby kangaroos and sloths, reptiles and exotic birds. Nursery one has it all. Nursery two has a lot of our nocturnal creatures. Really big eyes are a good sign of a critter that moves around in lower light situations. Take owl monkeys for instance. With their big eyes you take one look at them and you can tell those are set up for low light. No matter the day there is always something to see in the nurseries.

We have a large parrot cage filled with McCaws and other larger tropical fowl. Sometimes you walk past and hear someone say, “Hello.”  You think someone is behind you but you look and it’s a bird. It wants some attention. Just walk up and say, “Hello.” it might jaw with you.

Lastly, during our general admission season we have “Swine Time Pig Races” and “Wildlife Presentations.” The Pig Races are a fun time with lots of jokes to keep you entertained while the athletes go all out in search of the vaunted Oreo cookie at the finish line. The Wildlife Presentations are a great experience also. Our professional animal handling staff gives you a lot of great information about animals that you’ll be able to see up close and personal.

The Interaction Area is an oasis of family fun that has a pace which is really comfortable for everyone who stops in. That’s what we come to the Dells for right? To be somewhere that takes us away from the hustle and bustle of boardrooms and punch presses. We have two encounter tours daily at 11am and 1pm. Check out this week’s video for a look at the Interaction Area and we will see you in the park!

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