At the end of March, two orphan badger cubs, about six weeks old, were brought to the wildlife hospital that is run by the Ramat Gan Safari Park and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.

The cubs were found in a drainage tube at Kibbutz Gesher HaZiv and were transferred to the hospital following consultation. They were in poor shape, suffering from anaemia and in need of a blood donation. Our Zoological Garden was happy to help: our own badger was anesthetized and a unit of blood was taken from her in order to treat the cubs. Now in the wildlife hospital, the cubs are about to undergo several months of rehabilitation, with the hope of releasing them – independent and healthy – back to nature. 

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