Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo part 3 – The Birds

1. Noah’s Ark and Servals – 2. Wild plain3. The Birds

Please comment if you know what sort of bird this was 🙂 there was meant to be some other exotic birds in the big greenhouse but they were hiding and no where to be seen.

Raptors (no not the Rapture!) ie: a walk in cage with eagles, buzzards, vultures and kites.  There is a pile of mice or rats that they were eating.

Lots of different parrots, the white Cockatoo reminds of one of famous British Christian author/speaker and Jerusalem resident Lance Lambert’s pets

Orthodox Jews (teacher and kids from religious school I think) are watching the penguins being fed.

1. Noah’s Ark and Servals – 2. Wild plain – 3. The Birds

Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo part 1 – Noah’s Ark and Servals

1. Noah’s Ark and Servals – 2. Wild plain3. The Birds

I went with two friends to the biblical zoo not far from the town of Gilo.

There is so much to see here, it seems well run, surprising reasonable ticket (45 Shekels, about 7 Pounds) the animals look well cared for and enclosures seem to closely mimic their natural habitats.

Past an open ground which simulates an African plain, there is Noah’s Ark!   But it has a coke machine!!

and internet access!!

This is a serval. I have never heard of these before, its a smallish wild cat, seems bigger than a Lynx I think.   There are several of them! ha! no, tell a lie, I only saw one, and he is asleep 😀

I am actually quite amazed how many animals are native to the middle east, I’ll show some more on the next part of this trip soon….

Check out www.jerusalemzoo.org.il

1. Noah’s Ark and Servals – 2. Wild plain3. The Birds