We are already in mid-summer – hot and dry, and there is no exciting news to report from the main lawn of the Zoological Garden.  The reproduction season is long over, ending with the departure of the yellow-legged gulls. We believe they'll return in the winter, as they do every year. 

Two of the three Syrian woodpecker chicks, which came to us at the end of April while still very young and were dedicatedly cared for by our keepers in the Garden, have survived. They have been transferred to their new home: the western cage, partly glass and partly netting, in the building housing the bat display. They share their cage with the Caucasian squirrels. One of the maturing chicks has remained very friendly, taking food from the keeper’s hand.

We continue to receive updates regarding the pregnant gazelles that we transferred to the gazelle valley:  one of them has given birth to a fawn and the other – to twins; quite a rare event in this species of gazelle. 

Photo: Ron Elazari-Volcani

Photo: Ron Elazari-Volcani

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