• Six barn owls eggs have hatched in our incubator. After the nestlings have grown a little they will be transferred to a new enclosure that will be built especially for them.
  • Hawaiian goose chicks have also hatched in our incubator. This year, in order to enhance the geese breeding, some of the eggs that had been laid in the open grass were taken to be incubated in the incubator, so that the parents would be encouraged to lay replacement eggs.
  • Dr. Gal Ribak received three pairs of Mandarin ducks for his research into swimming and diving. The research area that is being built for them in the northern part of the Garden is not yet ready, so the ducks are being housed meanwhile in the big bird yard in the research area. Several small water ponds have been built for them, as well as nesting boxes, with the hope that they will breed here successfully.
A pair of Mandarin ducks, photo: Hadar Yosifon

A pair of Mandarin ducks, photo: Hadar Yosifon

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