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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 Reuse and Re-Purpose

Timbavati Wildlife Park Reuse and Re-Purpose

Posted September 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. September has been mild and awesome. This week we’re talking about the construction of Timbavati Wildlife Park. Many of the structures in Timbavati Wildlife Park are made from re-purposed and reused materials. Timbavati Wildlife Park sits on the site of the former Riverview Waterpark. The timbers and steel under our beautiful rock entrance? All reused! Our observation tower was a water slide in the old park. Whenever we can we seek to recycle and re-purpose materials. Engine Number 9 on our Safari Train Ride is itself repurposed from a different location…
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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 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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