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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 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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Timbavati Wildlife Park Welcomes Jake & Elwood

Timbavati Wildlife Park Welcomes Jake & Elwood

Posted August 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Before we get started with our topic on penguins, I want to remind you all that we still have a “Name The Baby Owl Monkey” contest running. You can click the pinned post on our Facebook page for details. Now onto our next topic, Jake and Elwood. Timbavati Wildlife Park is now home to two new South African Blackfoot penguins. We all know and love Mama and Papa our long time penguin pair. This summer they were joined by Jake and Elwood. Now why the names Jake and Elwood? Our owner…
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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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Timbavati Wildlife Park’s Bobcat Kitten

Timbavati Wildlife Park’s Bobcat Kitten

Posted July 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. It’s July and it feels like it! The heat has been on around the Wisconsin Dells and so has our season. This week we’re taking a look at a new little resident of Timbavati Wildlife Park, a baby bobcat. This little kitten can be seen in the Waterfalls Area of our park. While we’re here, let’s take a look at a few bobcat facts.  Bobcats get their name from the shortness of their tail. Apparently someone thought the tail crop looked like a fashion statement and the name stuck. They are…
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Keeper Talk With A Two Toed Sloth

Keeper Talk With A Two Toed Sloth

Posted June 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog. This week I figured we’d swing over to out Interaction Area and “hang out” with our Sloths. A Sloth hangs around all day long with its curved claws. Let’s take a deeper look at one of the most requested animals in Timbavati Wildlife Park. There are two types of sloths in the world, the three-toed and two-toed sloth. Sid, one of our park’s more recognizable residents is a two-toed sloth. Sloths are found in Central and South America. While their feet have three claws their hands only have two. While sloths are…
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Feeding Camels At Timbavati Wildlife Park

Feeding Camels At Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted June 24, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Summer is kickin’ I can feel the air thicken. Things are heating up in Timbavati Wildlife Park this summer. From presentations to pigs-a-racin there’s always something to do. For instance, one really fun thing that almost all of our guests experience when they visit us is feeding camels.  I’ve fed a lot of animals in my time, one of the most fun animals to feed is absolutely a camel. They love to eat and can really put it away. Camels require 22-44 pounds of fresh food daily. If they are working…
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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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