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When Is It A Tortoise And Not A Turtle?

When Is It A Tortoise And Not A Turtle?

Posted February 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog. I was sitting around and thinking to myself, “Self, When is a turtle not a tortoise or vice versa? Then self said to me “well you have that really killer video clip of Ashley explaining the large fundamental differences between the two” and myself was right! Ok I am kidding but I do have the clip and it does give us some fundamental differences. The largest one of course being the difference between being able to swim or not. Tortoises dwell on land. There are a great many other differences between them…
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TWP Parakeet Encounter 2019

TWP Parakeet Encounter 2019

Posted February 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to the month of February. The polar vortex seemed to have our entire state closed and I am sure you’re as happy as we are for it to be over. The great part about Timbavati Wildlife Park in bad weather is that we have so much to see inside. That brings us to this week’s topic, our Parakeet Encounter. Our Parakeet Encounter has become a great staple in the Wisconsin Dells. It’s a building filled with parakeets for you and your family to feed and hang out with. Honestly I see people spending a lot of…
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The Squirrel Monkeys of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Squirrel Monkeys of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted January 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Winter has us in a cold chill and the Icy grasp of January is coming to a close this week. Good thing that we have indoor heated nurseries to keep our little critters warm. That brings me to the topic of this week’s blog, our resident squirrel monkeys are a great hang in nursery number two. A Group of Squirrel Monkeys is Called a Troop Our little troop hail from the canopies of South America. They are an arboreal (spend most time in trees) species. They like both the tropical and…
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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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The Blackbuck of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Blackbuck of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted August 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends! I hope the long days of August are being kind to you. This is that stretch of the year where we all are trying to soak up those final rays of sun and prepare the little ones to go off to school in the fall. So what  am saying here is, let’s enjoy it while we can shall we? While I’m at it, welcome to the week of the blackbuck.   The blackbuck is an antelope that is found in India, Nepal and Pakistan. This herbivore is a bit smaller than some of the other antelope that we…
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