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The Kudu of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Kudu of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted March 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. It’s almost spring! Yeahhhhhh. The winter is letting up and the snow banks are melting, cabin fever is coming to a close and the sunshine helps all of us grow. One animal that grows really big is the kudu. The Kudu is a type of antelope from the more arid parts of Africa. A Greater Kudu stands 4 to 5 feet in height and males can weigh anywhere from 500 to 700 pounds. Females weigh anywhere from 400 to 500 pounds. In contrast a lesser Kudu stands 3 to 4 feet…
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Timbavati Wildlife Park Talking Camels

Timbavati Wildlife Park Talking Camels

Posted March 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings and salutations dear friends and welcome to this weeks blog! Seems as if we’re right in the middle of winter and springs annual tug of war as we set the clocks forward last weekend and prepare for the big thaw. One creature who is at home in almost any climate is the camel. We often think of the camel as a hot desert animal. The desert gets very cold at night also. Camels are built Ford tough LOL. There are two kinds of camels. Dromedary (Arabian) camels have one hump. Bactrian (Asian) Camels have two. The largest myth about…
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The Eland Antelope of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Eland Antelope of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted February 25, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. By my calculation we only have 3 weeks of winter left before the weather breaks. That is of course if you listened to Punxsutawney Phil that is. The groundhog never saw his shadow so winter of course is almost over. No matter how long the frozen season lasts, one thing is for sure. We’re going to be open (minus major holidays), and the animals will be here too. This week we take a look at one of the mighty antelope that we have living in Timbavati Wildlife Park, the eland. The…
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The Coatimundi

The Coatimundi

Posted January 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. This week we will enter the world of the Coatimundi. Coatimundi are also called by the names: Hog-nosed Coon, Snookum Bear, and Brazilian Aardvark. That’s a lot of aliases to remember so we will just stick with coatimundi, it feels easier. This native of the southern North American and South American continents is diurnal, meaning it is a day time creature. There are many types of coati, the White-nosed which can be found in on both continents and the Brown-nosed which is exclusive to the southern continent. The coati live in…
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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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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Posted December 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and Merry Christmas! Eve that is, but we all know that the holiday season is filled with a weeks worth of festivities. Christmas as they say is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also a really great time of the year to come to Timbavati Wildlife Park. You do know that we’re open all year round now! (We will be closed on Christmas Day) That’s right, if you’re looking for a great adventure for your family, look no further than our park this Christmas. We have encounter tours that run twice daily at 11AM and 1PM.…
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The Porcupines of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Porcupines of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted December 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. If you’re looking something cool to do over the Christmas break remember we’re open most days. Check our website for Encounter Tour times and the days we’re open. This week I figured we could pop on over to the waterfalls area and take a look at our pals the porcupines. Did you know that the porcupine is the 3rd largest rodent in the world? We know the capybara is number one and the distinction of number two goes to the beaver. Another fun fact is that porcupines have roughly 30,000 covering…
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The African Penguins Of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The African Penguins Of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted November 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this weeks blog. We had a little dustup of snow around here this week and that gave everything a great wintery look. I was feeling so great about seeing the first snowfall that I wanted to jump on Old Man Winter’s train and talk about a wintery animal or two. That took me to our resident penguins, Mama and Papa. Those of you who have been reading our blog for a while will remember these two starring in the Wisconsin State Lottery “Pengwin” campaign last winter. So for everyone keeping score here, penguins = winter…
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The White Emu of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The White Emu of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted November 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. The November air has a chill in it this week but the sun is shining and we don’t have any snow so I will take that. This week we’re going to check in on our very rare friends, the white emu. There aren’t very many white emus in North America and as far as we know, we’re the only park in the midwest with them on display.   This resident of Australia is the second largest bird in the world. It avoids living in dense forests, areas populated by humans and…
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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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