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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 Aoudad of Timbavati Wildlife Park

The Aoudad of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted September 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s post! First let me begin by saying welcome to September. The summer season is drawing to a close and while some businesses in our area are shutting their doors for the year, we are still rocking and rolling through the fall! We’re actually open all year long for tours. Ok moving on from the opening volley here, we have a double topic this week. For Search Engine Optimization (SEO) purposes, I need to type the word “Aoudad” in the first paragraph LOL. Ok the picture you’re seeing here is our very own herd…
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A Roo For Me and a Roo For You

A Roo For Me and a Roo For You

Posted August 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. This week we’re going to take a look at our mob of kangaroos. Now if you weren’t familiar with the term a group of Kangaroos is referred to as a mob. Our mob of roos are always interesting to gander at when you’re in Timbavati Wildlife Park. Kangaroos are very social creatures. They live in a hierarchy that is governed by one dominant male. This alpha male decides the course that the mob will take as they forage through the outback. The females in a mob will have very close connections…
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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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A New Look At The Safari Train Ride of Timbavati Wildlife Park

A New Look At The Safari Train Ride of Timbavati Wildlife Park

Posted July 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

Hello all and welcome to this week’s blog post. This week we’re going to take a new look at the Safari Train Ride at Timbavati Wildlife Park. Before we get into that though, did you know that this week is National Zookeeper Week? That’s right, when you’re strolling through the grounds at our park feel free to tell anyone on staff thank you for the hard work that they do. We appreciate their hard work and effort just as much as you do.   Now onto today’s topic, the Safari Train Ride. When Timbavati Wildlife Park first moved into our…
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Who’s Ready To Ride A Camel

Who’s Ready To Ride A Camel

Posted June 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. This week we are celebrating the return of our camel rides. We officially open our camel rides after Memorial Day. Now that summer is in full swing the ships of the desert are ready to set sail. To celebrate the return of our rides here are come cold hard camel facts! There are two kinds of camels, basically one hump or two humps. Dromedary (Arabian) camels have one hump. Bactrian (Asian) Camels have two. The largest myth about camels is that their humps are filled with water, which they aren’t. The…
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Why Not Visit Us This June

Why Not Visit Us This June

Posted June 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greeting friends and welcome to the Month of June!!!! Wooooooohoooo. No more pencils no more books no more school lunches from average cooks LOL. I like teachers so I will spin that for the cooks. It’s a great time of year visit Timbavati Wildlife Park. Last Friday we had a house full of kids coming through on end of the year field trips, they were having the time of their lives. That’s what Timbavati Wildlife Park was built on, bringing joy to the lives of the people that come and spend their hard earned dollar with us. I’ll tell you…
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Timbavati Wildlife Park – Kangaroo

Timbavati Wildlife Park – Kangaroo

Posted May 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. Looks like we have more days without rain than we do with rain coming up this week and that’s awesome. You know what else is awesome? Our “Combo Ticket!” Now until Friday at Timbavati Wildlife Park you can ride the Safari Train and receive a general admission for one great price! One really cool stop on the train ride is our kangaroo encounter. You can see the kangaroo encounter from the train. Our mob of roos are always bopping around doing roo stuff. Did you know that there are 4 different…
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Timbavati Wildlife Park’s Red-Breasted Geese

Timbavati Wildlife Park’s Red-Breasted Geese

Posted May 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. A few residents of Timbavati Wildlife Park happen to be red-breasted geese. These geese hail from arctic Europe and winter in southeastern Europe. Red-Breasted Geese Love Food The red-breasted goose typically feeds on grass, leaves and cotton shoots. In the winter they will take on wheat, barley, maize and pasture grasses. They will also feed on grubs, seeds, aquatic animals, small fish, crabs, I guess they eat anything they can beat LOL. The geese begin breeding when they are about 3 years old. They typically will nest in early June. The…
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