Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo), Jerusalem

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Boasting a collection of wildlife featured in the Hebrew Bible, Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo) draws scores of visitors annually. Spanning 25 hectares (62 acres) in a valley amidst Judean Hills, the gardens boast 2,200 animals from 271 species. Established in 1940 as the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, the park has recently been expanded into a conservation area and breeding grounds for endangered species. Persian leopards and Indian lions, a large African section, and a vulture exhibit rank among the highlights. A motorized train takes visitors around the site, perfect for families with small children. Don't miss the park's many gardens featuring native shrubs and trees, and visit the playground to let the little ones run around. Plan to visit Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Jerusalem attractions using our Jerusalem trip itinerary tool .
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  • This is not only a zoo with animals mentioned in the Bible, It is also a gorgeous park where you will see religious and secular Jews mingling with Arabs, thanks to the common denominator of animals an...  more »
  • We travel 1.5 hrs to the zoo with the kids every time we visit Israel. It is a great day trip both during the week days and Sabbath. It is set in a great location; nice selection of animals, lovely ex...  more »
  • I traveled several fishbowl sites worldwide. And here in Jerusalem. Irrigated. Interesting ... And beautiful. There were explanations. I only wish the gift shop is closed on Saturday.
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