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Timbavati Wildlife Park Lesser Flamingo 2019

Timbavati Wildlife Park Lesser Flamingo 2019

Posted October 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog. Today we’re checking in on our lesser flamingos in the Waterfalls Area. The lesser hails from sub-Saharan Africa and India. The name flamingo is a derivative of the latin word “flamma” which means flame. It’s an adjective that was used to describe their plumage. Flamingos ware wading birds that live near bodies of water such as shallow lakes, lagoons and tidal flats. Flamingos feed by holding their beaks upside down in the water. They get a beak full of water then filter out the mud and silt through small hair-like filters called…
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The Bearded Barbets of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Bearded Barbets of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted October 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog. Today we’re going to take a stroll on over to our Waterfalls Area and check in on one of our more interesting animals, our bearded barbets. As you can see from this photo when it comes to appearance the word “interesting” might be an understatement. Let’s take a closer look at our little feathered friend. The bearded barbet is a native of Africa. It lives in the trees around savannas, thickets and forests. It lives on a diet of fruits and insects. They eat fruit whole and regurgitate the seeds later. This…
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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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The Last Pig Races and Camel Rides Of The Season

The Last Pig Races and Camel Rides Of The Season

Posted August 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Summer has been awesome and the milder temperatures are nice and comfortable. Whilst we bask in the glow of the August son I have to give everyone an advanced warning that summer is coming to a close. Now we’re open all year round but after Labor Day 2019 we will no longer offer Camel Rides or Swine Time Pig Racing for the remainder of the year. Fret not good people as you still have two full weeks of riding and racing. Some of you reading this have never seen a pig…
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Welcome To Timbavati Wildlife Park!

Welcome To Timbavati Wildlife Park!

Posted May 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog. Spring is warming up and it’s time to rest those winter coats. We naturally spend more time outside when the weather is nice and honestly Timbavati Wildlife Park is an excellent place to come and stretch your legs. If you haven’t been here before, here’s what you’re missing. Ok that said here’s a quick recap of the areas in the park. When you walk through the front gate at Timbavati Wildlife Park and pass the ticket booth you land right in the middle of the Waterfalls Area. This area is home to…
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Timbavati Wildlife Park – Construction In 2019

Timbavati Wildlife Park – Construction In 2019

Posted April 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to the opening week of Timbavati Wildlife Park and the start of our summer season, we think?!?! The snow last weekend capped off the end to a winter that just doesn’t seem to want to go away. That has actually been a theme all winter. Every year we plan to bring you all new and entertaining attractions in Timbavati Wildlife Park and this year is no different. We have made a lot of improvements to the park, due to a brutal March we have a few things still under construction, to me though that’s the best…
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Timbavati Wildlife Park – Into The Waterfalls Area

Timbavati Wildlife Park – Into The Waterfalls Area

Posted April 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Spring is in full swing and it’s almost time for our opening day for general admission. The last couple of weeks we have been covering different areas of Timbavati Wildlife Park. Today we’re taking a look at the Waterfalls Area. The Waterfalls Area has its name because guess what, it’s filled with waterfalls. I mean this is the water park capital of the world right? So this part of the park is filled with them as the falls and rock work form the background of one of the most unique personal…
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Timbavati Wildlife Park – Into The Grasslands

Timbavati Wildlife Park – Into The Grasslands

Posted April 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to April 2019! Wooo that’s right this rock has already completed a quarter of this year’s orbit around the sun. Today of course is April Fools’ Day so I want you to be mindful of the pranksters out there telling you that your shoes are untied ok? All jokes aside, the Grasslands Area of Timbavati Wildlife Park offers a seriously great time for people of all ages. The Grasslands Area is open during our general admission season which begins at the end of April. This area is home to our signature Giraffe and Camel feeding encounter.…
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Timbavati Wildlife Park – Into The Interaction Area

Timbavati Wildlife Park – Into The Interaction Area

Posted March 25, 2019 in Uncategorized

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…
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