Our caracal enjoys a hammock built from fire hoses, photo : Nava Schiller

Environmental enrichment - the various actions and means that are used in order to diversify the daily routine of zoo animals – has become an inseparable part of the Zoological Garden’s daily life.

Shaggy bindweed, photo: Moshe Peri

During the summer we enjoyed the blooming of the Convolvulus betonicifolius (shaggy bindweed) in the flower beds by the Garden’s entrance.

Measuring the reptiles
  • During the last week of September, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority holds a snake-catcher course at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. All the snakes used for demonstration and teaching in the course are usually snakes from our reptile collection.

Sea squill and a male sunbird,  photo: Daniel Berkowic

The harbingers of autumn are proudly lifting up their heads and beginning to flower around the garden.

The jay during its rehabilitation.  Photo: Emanuel Bar

About three months ago, as part of our collaboration with the Wildlife Hospital at the Safari Park in Ramat Gan, we received two injured spur-winged lapwings for rehabilitation.

Mosquito monitoring workshop, photo: Kineret Manevich

Every summer we feel the return of the annoying mosquitos, especially around the water ponds throughout the Botanic Garden.

The young stork on its first flight.  Photo: Ron Elazari-Volacni

Some of the Garden's newest tenants are youngsters that were hatched or born here.

Western Carline-thistle, photo: Gavri Sion

An extremely rare plant is currently flowering in the Botanic Garden.

An artificial island in the pond for the welfare  of the cormorants, photo: Nava Schiller

Throughout the Garden we are continuing the renovation works that are being carried out both for the welfare of animals and for the welfare of our visitors.

new calander

As in every year, we are proud this year too to launch the Botanic Garden’s calendar.