Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks

by The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Bring Back Israel's Diving Ducks
Feb 9, 2016

Up up and away!

Releasing more diving ducks into the wild!
Releasing more diving ducks into the wild!

Hello Diving Duck supporters!

Since we last reported to you, we received permission from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority for the release of 10 ducks in the Einot Gibbeton Nature Reserve, and a further 5 ducks in the Zoo’s central lake (an open lake where they are free to fly away). The reason for the split is to monitor the preferred movement of the ducks after release and how location of release impacts upon distribution and migration. The nature reserve is considered in conservation terms to be a “hard” release where the ducks immediately have to fend for themselves; whereas a release in the Zoo’s lake is considered to be a “soft” release – although the ducks are free to fly away, a protected environment and regular food sources are available within the zoo.

Accordingly, in January 2016, members of the Friends of the Zoo Association participated in the release of 10 ducks at the Einot Gibbeton Nature Reserve as part of our efforts to educate and involve our local community in wildlife conservation efforts.

We were also privileged to host the Chairman of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, Mr. Simon Tonge from Paignton Zoo in the United Kingdom, who participated in the release of 5 ducks into the Zoo’s central lake.

The joy of releasing animals back into the wild is special indeed! Stay tuned for news about forthcoming releases of these beautiful aquatic birds. 

Warm Regards,

Nicole and the Avian Team at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

A diving duck flies to freedom
A diving duck flies to freedom
A new home at the Einot Gibbeton Nature Reserve
A new home at the Einot Gibbeton Nature Reserve
Diving duck release by the Chairman of EAZA
Diving duck release by the Chairman of EAZA
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The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem

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

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