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Haifa Educational Zoo, Haifa

#4 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in Israel
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
Located within a nature reserve, Haifa Educational Zoo contains approximately 350 animals. Founded in 1949 by educator and agronomist Pinchas Cohen, this zoo continues to provide academic and entertaining opportunities within modern facilities sheltering over 100 species of wildlife. The complex includes a library, botanical garden, biology institute, and a museum of prehistory. Explore the grounds and view reptiles, birds, and mammals before heading to the onsite cafe to relax and reflect on what you've seen and learned here. Plan a Haifa trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • This zoo is amazing, a different one from other zoos in Israel, it is usually calm, not too crowded and the animals look happy. The zoo is located on a hill so be prepared to climb some stairs and...  more »
  • This zoo is a nice change of pace to visit. Besides all the animals there is nice very nice park and friendly people. While I was wandering around the grounds, a friendly couple invited me to join.....  more »
  • The lion display was closed The petting section was closed at 1pm and we arrived after The animals museum was closed There's not a lot to see here Very hard to walk with kids and trolleys The staff keeps speeding with their golf carts and we had to move out of the way all the time.. We won't come back..
  • This was better than expected. Nice variety of animals. Its a difficult walk but I loved that they gave us a ride back to the start.
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