Photo: Noga Kronfeld-Schor

In our Zoological Garden we have a breeding core of over 500 eastern spadefoot toads, all of which are about to enter an aestivation period (summer dormancy).

Photo: Yael Ballon

On June 2nd, 2015 a second release took place this season of newts, which have been breeding for the second year running in the amphibian breeding colony of our Zoological Garden.

Photo: Yuval Sapir

The tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes alata is a carnivorous plant endemic to the Philippines, and a natural dweller of the tropical rainforest.

Photo: Gavri Sion

There are many species of wild garlic (Allium), all of them are geophytes – plants with a subterranean storage organ.

Photo: Oz Rittner

Fifteen years ago in the Zoological Garden, living a peaceful and tranquil life, were four swans:  two white swans (males) and a pair of black swans (male and female), which produced infertile eggs.

Boa constrictor

A large and impressive specimen of a Boa constrictor, a long-term resident of our Zoological Garden but which was kept out of sight to visitors had been housed in the reptile yard.

Photo: Or-Leyl Har-Edom

The garden’s unique lichen collection was renewed, with samples collected from various desert habitats, representing the variety of lichen species from the arid region of Israel.

Photo: Merav Lebel

Caralluma speciosa flowers in the succulent collection. 

Grey goose nest with an alien egg

We have finally solved the mystery of the alien egg in the grey goose nest, whose photo featured in the April newsletter.