Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo), Jerusalem

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#2 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Israel
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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  • I had been many years ago and had good memories so decided to spend my last morning here and was not disappointed. It has only got better in the intervening years, many more interactive exhibits and s...  more »
  • My wife and I took our grandchildren here while our children visited Yad Vashem. The weather was wonderful for a December day in Jerusalem which contributed to the our visit. There were numerous exhib...  more »
  • Each visit has something new, always clean, even when there are thousands of people, and one winter morning we saw elephants even going for a walk around the grounds.
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  • Very good zoo on the basis of it has a mission and fulfills it. The exhibit are large and the animals are comfortable in confinement. The African herbivore exhibit is a good compromise giving the animals room and having them visable. The zoo is on a steep hill, so they have an excellent way for elderly to get around. This place has the most room inside the exhibit I have seen. They should be commended for keeping the animals somewhat comfortable
  • Great place for kids and dad's...loved it. Worth the money. Best zoo I have ever been to worldwide. Beautiful and fun. Some exhibits were one of a kind!
  • Adorable zoo. Best in Israel. Both big and well-maintained. Structured well on a side of a mountain. The Lemur monkey are best since you just walk around them
  • Great variety, facilities in good shape, this time of the year is also great with respect to weather. We am here with the kids, they enjoyed, we enjoyed. Warm recommendation.
  • Great zoo. Many exhibitions and themes layered beautifully upon the jerusalem view. Suitable for families with kids of all ages.

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