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“Beautiful Zoo”

Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)
Ranked #16 of 310 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

My wife and I visited this zoo with our three kids (6, 3, 1) and had a wonderful time. The walking paths are very nicely landscaped and the animal enclosures were very roomy for them. There was a very good flow for walking through the park that ensured we didn't miss much. In a few exhibits, you find yourself face-to-face with the animal with no glass between you - like the eagles and kangaroos.

The sculpture garden is not to be missed. My kids played here for at least 30 minutes and my wife and I enjoyed walking through there as much as they did. There is also a small petting zoo and a decent sized playground next to the sculpture garden that make for a nice break.

Overall, one of the nicest zoos I've visited!

Thank Nicholas M
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

GREAT - Zoo is clean, nice size,and the animals 'displays' / cages are setup in a orderly & inviting manner

BAD- Zoo is located in the south-western corner of Jerusalem with limited bus service from the city center.

UGLY - Zoo now also contains 'non-Biblical' animals yet still retains its original name

Thank EMK260
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

It's always interesting the return to this specific zoo, it has a huge variety of animals from lions, elephants to parrots, exotic greenhouse, and small memos.
You can spend 1/2 easily walking around, then get to the playground and let the kids spend all the extra energy before completing the visit.
In addition in many of the displays you get to an arm reach distance, and can even pet a few goats and rabbits...
Although it's not an historical site in Jerusalem, it's worthy to pay a visit to a place that is equally interesting to parents and kids and teens.
The Zoo's team is always very welcoming and knowledgeable.
Very positive visit.

Thank aa1a1a
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Kudos to the gardening staff at the zoo.There are quiet green corners,enchanting rippling water features,expanses of green grass for play or contemplation, and that's without mentioning the animal exhibits, the detailed explanations at feeding times,the polite and helpful staff and young volunteers. There's something for everyone from 0-90!

Thank Goforitgranny
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

It is called "BIBLICAL" because of certain species that are mentioned in the Bible. Biblical or not, it is large, clean, very interesting animals, children corner - to feed and touch the animals.

2  Thank Sarmisegetuza2013
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