The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem

Topreserve rare animals and species threatened with extinction. Prominently featured in the collection are animals from the Land of Israel, with special emphasis on those species mentioned in the Bible. To develop and conduct educational activities and outreach programs that will cultivate and nurture the values of nature conservation and wildlife protection among the general public; to enhance public awareness of environmental issues and encourage a love of animals. To create a rich and diversified recreational atmosphere in beautiful surroundings, which subtly promote an appreciation of nature and of the environment. To conduct research that involves the preservation, breeding, ...

The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem
P.O. Box 898
Jerusalem, Israel 91008
Israel
+972 2 6750111
http://www.jerusalemzoo.org.il/len/

Director/CEO

Mr. Shai Doron

Board of Directors

Uziel Wexler, Israel Kellerman, David Kindler, Shai Bezaleli, Shai Wiener, Nili Avni-Magen, Lydia Bilutzky, Ezri Levi, Yosef Ben Hamo, Moti Hazan, Anat Tsur, Herzl Yehezkel, Noam Werner, Hedva Fogel, Roi Zidon, Reuven Kovalski, Nechama Ben Eliyahu, Yoram Blizovsky, Yaakov Efrati, Tomi Sadeh, Elisha Peleg, Yosef Graz, Shai Doron, Amos Mar Haim

Project Leaders

Nicole Wexler

Mission

Topreserve rare animals and species threatened with extinction. Prominently featured in the collection are animals from the Land of Israel, with special emphasis on those species mentioned in the Bible. To develop and conduct educational activities and outreach programs that will cultivate and nurture the values of nature conservation and wildlife protection among the general public; to enhance public awareness of environmental issues and encourage a love of animals. To create a rich and diversified recreational atmosphere in beautiful surroundings, which subtly promote an appreciation of nature and of the environment. To conduct research that involves the preservation, breeding, and return to the wild of various species; to participate in national and international research activities and projects in these fields; and to conduct both theoretical and practical research work in the fields of zoology, biology, and environmental science. To encourage community participation, and conduct the types of educational and cultural activities that are geared towards Jerusalem's unique and diverse population, and are accessible to all communities. To develop distinct programs and create opportunities for groups with special needs, so that they can be involved in animal care, grounds-keeping, and other useful activities throughout the zoo grounds. To make the zoo a unique and attractive tourist site, whose uniqueness derives partly from its collection of Biblical animals.

Programs

The Zoo has been recognized internationally for its successful wildlife conservation programs. The Zoo's conservation, breeding and reintroduction programs include the Persian fallow deer, the Griffon vulture, the Sand cat, the Arabian oryx, the Negev tortoise, the Eurasian otter, the Ferruginous duck, the Blind shrimp, the Dead Sea tooth carp, and the Lesser kestrel. The Zoo is now embarking on its most ambitious project yet: the establishment of Israel's first inland aquarium (adjacent to the Zoo) to draw attention to the dangers facing our unique aquatic habitats: the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Sea of Galilee and other freshwater environments. In addition, each year more than 100,000 young people attend varied formal and informal direct education programs at the Zoo. These activities include, among others: School field trips have access to free trained guides and discounted admission rates After school programs encourage curiosity about wildlife and foster a love of animals Summer camps provide children with a behind the scenes view of conservation initiatives The Zoo Patrol teen youth group inspires teenagers to save endangered habitats The Animal Assisted Therapy Program for those with special needs is an exceptional therapeutic modality for children and adults suffering from a wide range of physical and cognitive challenges The Zoomobile traveling mini-zoo's ecological workshops bring the wildlife conservation message to schools, hospitals, kindergartens, soldiers, senior citizens, and public shelters (during times of conflict) outside of Jerusalem The Gifted Students Program provides students from underprivileged backgrounds with an opportunity to supplement and enrich their education in the field of zoology and biology The High School Matriculation Program accredited through the Department of Education is a unique applied conservation qualification in zoology and ecology geared towards producing the next generation of conservation professionals well-versed in both theory and practice Workshops and seminars covering a range of topics are conducted regularly

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