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Red Footed Tortoises at Timbavati Wildlife Park

Red Footed Tortoises at Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted January 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Winter is in full swing and I must say, we have been able to dodge the brunt of the winter storms, I wont complain about that. We’re open year round so a mild winter is great for our guests. Ok, let’s move on to today’s animal, the red footed tortoise. The red footed tortoise hails from South America. As you can see from this week’s video this tortoise is small enough to be held in one hand. Still it can grow to up to 16 inches in length and that’s pretty…
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Timbavati Wildlife Park Bearded Barbet

Timbavati Wildlife Park Bearded Barbet

Posted December 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to the end of 2018. Can you believe it? Another 365 days and 52 weeks are now in the books. 2018 saw a number of new features in Timbavati Wildlife Park. From our pasture with the aoudad in them to the new goat bridge in the interaction area there was no shortage of new and interesting things to see in them. One curious addition to the Waterfalls area was the bearded barbet. Now honestly I wasn’t even really sure what a barbet was at first. LOL I just knew that the bird scared me a little…
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The Hedgehog of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Hedgehog of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted October 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Bit frosty around here this weekend and that reminds me that right now is a great time to walk around the park and see what’s going on around here. Like our little hedgehog friend here. Yep you guessed it, it’s time to lace your chucks up and go collect some rings. I’m kidding but a hedgehog will ball up on you if frightened or even sleeping.   Hedgehogs can be found in Europe, Asia, Africa and they were introduced to New Zealand. The hedgehog or hedgie as it is sometimes referred…
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The Wildebeests of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Wildebeests of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted February 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to the first Monday in the month of March. Basketball tournaments aren’t the only sign of the 3rd month of the year. This month begins the countdown to our opening weekend which is only about 8 weeks away. That’s a very short period of time in animal years LOL.  One thing that won’t be short is your trip to Timbavati Wildlife Park where you can see really cool animals like our Wildebeests. This native of Africa can be found in the southern half of Africa. It is also referred to as a gnu. The wildebeest is…
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