Cougars are large cats native to the Americas. Their range spans from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes in South America and is the most widespread of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. Cougars are an adaptable species, occurring in most American habitat types. Due to their wide range, they have many names, including puma, mountain lion, catamount and panther.

Bengal Tiger

The Bengal Tiger ranks among the biggest wild cats alive today.  The tiger is estimated to have been present in the Indian subcontinent since the Late Pleistocene Age, for about 12,000 to 16,500 years.


Gibbons live in subtropical and tropical rainforest from eastern Bangladesh to Northeast India to southern China and Indonesia.  Also called the lesser apes or small apes, gibbons differ from great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans, and humans) in being smaller and not making nests. Like all apes, gibbons are tailless.

Red Panda

The red panda, also known as the lesser panda, is a small mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. They have dense reddish-brown fur with a black belly and legs, white-lined ears, a mostly white muzzle and a ringed tail.


The Kudu is a type of antelope from the more arid parts of Africa. A Greater Kudu stands 4 to 5 feet in height and males can weigh anywhere from 500 to 700 pounds. Female Kudu weigh anywhere from 400 to 500 pounds. In contrast a lesser Kudu stands 3 to 4 feet in height …

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This is Sid, he is our resident sloth at Timbavati Wildlife Park. You can usually catch him in our interaction area and at Wildlife Presentations. We are experiencing a large volume of inquiries about Sid with visitors regularly asking if they can touch a sloth. Most people take the sloth’s slow speed for granted. If …

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