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Timbavati Wildlife Park’s Anoa

By Chris Taylor Monday, September 2, 2019

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 woolier coat than the lowland anoa pictured here. These stout animals come to us by way of Indonesia and Sulawesi. They’re short, they stand about 3.5 feet in height. An adult can weigh from 300 to 600 pounds. So while I write about their small stature they are husky with strong muscles.

Anoa Typically Live Alone Or In Pairs

Note the horns on the anoa. They are well documented for their ability to defend themselves with these very sharp horns. Young bucks during mating season and females with calves have reputations for being dangerously aggressive.

Typically these animals live alone or in pairs. They are diurnal, which means that they are relatively active during the day. They are herbivores who enjoy a diet of plants, grasses, fruits, leaves, they eat pretty hardy actually. 

Timbavati Wildlife Park is home to multiple animals species. From our blogs to our wildlife presentations. We love sharing our knowledge and experience with our guests. We’re open 7 days a week. Visit our website for our hours of operation. For those of you who are entered in our “Name The Baby Owl Monkey Contest” sit tight and we will announce the winners this week.

That’s all for this week’s blog. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you in the park!

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