When we returned from the Independence Day holiday we discovered two completely unexpected visitors in the Garden.

First, we found smelly evidence in the orchard, but the intruders themselves were only found after an extensive search:  a pair of wild-looking donkeys that were grazing beneath the white mulberry tree and which fled from us when we approached. We later learned from Tel-Aviv Municipality’s veterinary service that these donkeys have been roaming at large throughout northern Tel Aviv for the last two years and have been under surveillance. The celebrated duo continued to hang out in the Botanical Garden for some time and to surprise the visitors, while spending most of their time in the current collection of succulent plants. The municipal employees who came to the Garden were forced to chase the two for several hours before they managed to catch them. Luckily, the visit ended without serious damage and the two even “helped” in the weeding and fertilization of the plots.

Photo: Moshe Peri

Photo: Moshe Peri

Photo: Kineret Manevich

Photo: Kineret Manevich

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