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Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)

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Address: Manahat | southern end of KOLITZ road, also approachable from the Malha Shopping Mall, Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-675-0111
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This 62-acre zoo contains more than 140 species of animals with two major...

This 62-acre zoo contains more than 140 species of animals with two major themes: animals mentioned in the Bible and endangered species from around the world.

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A great zoo with many open and green areas

A great zoo! Besides exciting animals there are many open and green areas providing plenty of open areas when you walk around. Only downside is that food is only sold at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Michael B
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Silkeborg, Denmark
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Silkeborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great zoo! Besides exciting animals there are many open and green areas providing plenty of open areas when you walk around. Only downside is that food is only sold at the entrance. So either you have to buy it when you come in, or you need to remember your lunch yourself, because when you walk around in the park,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This a beautiful picnic in the park, can't miss stop for the family! There is a petting zoo,train and lovely outdoor surroundings. It is a must see!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great signs and presentations (though, those are only in Hebrew from our experience). Is a very hilly zoo - but so is the rest of Jerusalem :-).

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the signs are in English and Hebrew quoting the passage from the Bible where the particular animal is mentioned. When you go there look for one sign in Yiddish as well.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great zoo. Besides the animal displays the grounds are beautiful. You can spend 2 to 3 hours and really see all the exhibits . The kids will love it. there is a Noah's Ark replica

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aside from the landscaping, the zoo is especially interesting in that it includes animals mentioned in the bible

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great place to walk either alone, with children, with friends, a popular date place and in a group.. Well laid out, clean and aesthetic, wide variety of animals, great explanations, Noahs Arc movie is timeless and appeals to both adults and children however it is in hebrew and visitors would appreciate simultaneous translation headphones. Great place to picnic or buy... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

A well set out zoo set amidst lovely gardens that follow the curves of the surrounding mountains to the valley floor. Loads of animals to see from Lions and elephants to wolves, birds, and giraffes. The zoo however does not offer much in the way of food, so pack a picnic so you won't be disappointed.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

It is very nice place to visit with kids , there can see and learn about many kinds of animals , to know how to feed them and how to behave with them

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here on many occasions as we purchased a family pass. I'd really recommend this as it pays for itself very quickly. The zoo itself is great, very well laid out with lots of areas for picnics. We normally visit on a Saturday morning as it's very quiet, just be aware that the 'little train' does not operate on Saturdays.

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