Two jungle cats born at the zoo were handed over to Moshe Alpert at Kibbutz Afikim. Moshe is planning to use them in a film he is making and then to keep them in the kibbutz mini-zoo.

Spring is here and the breeding season is at a peak: the gulls are nesting on the grass, the greylag geese in hidden corners, the cattle egrets, little egrets and the glossy ibises on the trees, and the hens – just about everywhere!

The deer are growing their antlers again, in preparation for the next breeding season. As one can see in the photograph, one of the antlers of our oldest deer (the one sitting on the left) is barely growing. This is the antler whose growth was distorted last year as a result of a severe injury to the deer. It seems that this year this antler will not grow at all.

As part of the efforts being made to increase the Zoological Garden’s accessibility, we have removed the thick vegetation that was separating the kestrels’ cages from the walking trail. Now the kestrels can be seen much more easily.

The Buxton's jirds that were captured last summer as part of the 'collect and save' mission at Beer Milka have given birth again…

 Photo: Ron Elazari-Volcani

A female greylag goose incubating and the male threatening the photographer, Photo: Dr Ron Elazari-Volcani

Photo: Ron Elazari-Volcani

Deer with new antlers, Photo: Ron Elazari-Volcani

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