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Archive: Sep 2019

TWP Cotton-Top Tamarins

TWP Cotton-Top Tamarins

Posted September 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog about the cotton-top tamarin. Before we delve into that topic I would like to say farewell to the month of September. The air is becoming cooler. Soon the leaves will begin to change and the backdrop of Timbavati Wildlife Park will be outlined in beautiful autumn colors. It’s a great time to see the park. With that said, let’s take a look at our little friends the cotton-top tamarins. Cotton-top tamarins hail from the forests of South America. Their most recognizable feature is their namesake, the white tuft of hair on their…
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TWP Red-handed Tamarin

TWP Red-handed Tamarin

Posted September 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Today we are taking a walk into Nursery 2 and looking at the red-handed tamarin. The red-handed tamarin is a native of South America and dwells in wooded areas north of the Amazon River. As you can see from this week’s photo it gets its name from the reddish brown fur on its paws. Red-handed tamarins belong to a group which are referred to as “New World Monkeys.” This is a distinction given to monkeys discovered in Mexico, Central and South America. They all share similar characteristics. Some of those characteristics…
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Timbavati Wildlife Park Reuse and Re-Purpose

Timbavati Wildlife Park Reuse and Re-Purpose

Posted September 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. September has been mild and awesome. This week we’re talking about the construction of Timbavati Wildlife Park. Many of the structures in Timbavati Wildlife Park are made from re-purposed and reused materials. Timbavati Wildlife Park sits on the site of the former Riverview Waterpark. The timbers and steel under our beautiful rock entrance? All reused! Our observation tower was a water slide in the old park. Whenever we can we seek to recycle and re-purpose materials. Engine Number 9 on our Safari Train Ride is itself repurposed from a different location…
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Timbavati Wildlife Park’s Prairie Dog Encounter

Timbavati Wildlife Park’s Prairie Dog Encounter

Posted September 9, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. September has been very comfortable so far, the mild temperatures are awesome for a great walk in the park. When you visit Timbavati Wildlife Park you’ll no doubt be able to see our brand new Prairie Dog Encounter. It’s at the very front of our Interaction Area. Today we will take a look at our new little fuzzy friend the prairie dog. There is a common misconception that prairie dogs are apart of the canine family. They are actually a rodent, think really big squirrel. They were called dogs because of…
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Timbavati Wildlife Park’s Anoa

Timbavati Wildlife Park’s Anoa

Posted September 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. First off let me start off by saying happy Labor Day. We hope you are enjoying the day and coming to see us for the final pig races and camel rides of the season. After today we won’t offer them until our 2020 season. Now onto today’s topic. We are talking about one of our newest residents of Timbavati Wildlife Park this season, the anoa. Anoa  are also referred to as midget buffalo. There are two types of anoa, the mountain anoa and the lowland anoa. The mountain anoa has a…
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