Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land Tiger section on the Zoo's new website Our new vulture (Photo: Michal Erez)

The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem

Org #13874
Vetted since 2013 Site Visit Verified
1993
year founded
$132,518
raised on GlobalGiving
7
years fundraising
4
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

To preserve 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,... read more

Project Leaders
Rachael Risby Raz
Rachael Risby Raz
Team
Nili Avni-Magen, Noam Werner, Sigalit Hertz-Dvir, Dror Kastel, Shai Doron, Tova Bar Nir, Rachael Risby Raz, Ziv Ayalon
Organization Information
P.O. Box 26120
Jerusalem, Israel 9126002
Israel
+972 2 6750120
Organization Information
P.O. Box 26120
Jerusalem, Israel 9126002
Israel
+972 2 6750120

Project Reports

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Jan 3, 2021
Winter Update 2021
Another successful year of this program has been completed. In the last three years, 24 individuals were released to the wild: 8 in 2018 (2 females, 6 males) 9 in 2019 (6 females, 3 males) 7 in 2020...
Nov 2, 2020
Fall Update 2020
A new arrival at the Zoo's Birds of Prey Department is the lappet-faced vulture. Known in Hebrew as ozniat hanegev, meaning “the powerful one”, and mentioned twice in the Bible, the...
Nov 2, 2020
Fall Update 2020
The Zoo has now been closed to visitors for five weeks during the second lockdown in Israel this year. This means that again during one of the most popular times of the year at the Zoo, the...
 
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