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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 Woodlands

Timbavati Wildlife Park – Into The Woodlands

Posted April 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog. It’s the middle of April but it’s been looking a lot like January with all of the snow that we’ve had this past week. April snow makes a May rose I guess ha ha ha. We’re just 12 days away from the Opening Day of our General Admission Season, that’s right April 27th is the big day. In our past few blogs we have been looking at the different areas of Timbavati Wildlife Park and this week we are looking at The Woodlands Area. The Woodlands Area like every other area in…
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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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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 African Spur Thigh Tortoise

The African Spur Thigh Tortoise

Posted August 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. August is roaring right along here. The days are hot and we’re into the final stretch of the summer. This week we’re going to take a look at the African spur-thigh tortoise. Timbavati Wildlife Park is home to the third largest species of tortoise, the African spur thigh. This tortoise is a native of the Savannas and Saharan desert in Africa. They eat grasses, desert scrub and get their water from the plants that they eat, they’re really fond of the Morning Glory plant. A tortoise is a land dwelling reptile that…
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