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Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land

by The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Bringing Biblical Deer to the Holy Land
Jan 27, 2015

Preparing for Spring

Winter in the Zoo's Biblelands Wildlife Preserve
Winter in the Zoo's Biblelands Wildlife Preserve
Our herbivore keepers and veterinary team are busily preparing for the next release of Persian Fallow Deer into the wild at Nahal Soreq in the Jerusalem hills.
Over the last year the Zoo's core breeding group at the Biblelands Wildlife Preserve has produced 17 new fawns. Typically, yearlings (aged 1-1.5 years) are selected for release into the wild.
The next release will include 14 individuals (7 males and 7 females) and will be done in 2 rounds, the first being at the beginning of February (very shortly) and second during the month of April. This will be a soft reintroductions which will include 3-4 weeks spent in the acclimatization area prior to the deer being released into the wild proper.
Some exciting recent news is that our camera traps captured an image just yesterday of a young male without an ear notch (the marking proving that an individual has been captive-bred) - which would mean another successful wild birth and survival into adulthood!
Stay tuned for our next report which will be packed with pictures from February's release. And thank you for your continued interest in and support of this important wildlife conservation project.
Persian Fallow Deer core breeding group at the Zoo
Persian Fallow Deer core breeding group at the Zoo
The Nahal Soreq River Nature Reserve
The Nahal Soreq River Nature Reserve

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The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem, Israel - Israel
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Nicole Wexler
Jerusalem, Israel
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