Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo), Jerusalem

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Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • We were in Jerusalem for Passover and decided to take the kids to the zoo. Even though it was packed with visitors, the zoo was spotless. There were plenty of staff who were cleaning and were...  more »
  • It's like a huge park - a lot of place to walk and lot of air to breath. The best time for visiting - Saturday afternoon at November or March: you don't have a lot of visitors around.  more »
  • It is very well maintained, great for a day with the family and friends, plenty of places for the kids to enjoy,discover and play. You can bring a basket for a picnic or you can enjoy from the small facility inside, providing limited options for a snack. If you follow the schedule of feeding the animals,if can be a nice experience for kids over 3 years old.
  • Very nice, plenty of attraction. Keeps kids ( & grown-up) interested. 2 things should be done: 1/ more water fountain ⛲ available, specially with this heat, kids need it. 2/ the lions & tigers should have more space to run. Otherwise, the location, the parking 🅿, the space, the plan... Are perfect 👌. M Cohen
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