A female Rüppell's fox that was born in the Zoological Garden in 2001 was moved to the cage between the jackal cage and the mongoose cage. She is a very curious animal and can be seen spending much of her time checking the new environment.

Three eggs were found in the cage of the dune geckos (Stenodactylus petrii). Since the cage is not suitable for incubation, the eggs were taken to be incubated in the warm reptile room. By the end of September two of the eggs had hatched, but only one hatchling survived.

Winter is coming and the yellow-legged gulls are here again. They can be seen on the main grass area, near the pond, but also outside the garden – on the high lamp posts along the road or soaring in the Ramat-Aviv skies.

The young vulture, which arrived at the Zoological Garden at the beginning of May from the Nature and Parks Authority, to be adopted by our old vulture couple, has grown up and was transferred in mid-September to Ramat HaNadiv, in preparation for its release back to nature.

In the first week of September three pups of the fat sand rat (Psammomys obesus) were born in the big cage in the reptile yard. Usually the pups do not leave the den before they are fully independent, but this time they peeked out earlier than usual and allowed us to see them. Later, several other females also gave birth and the fat sand rat colony is now thriving.

Our two young hares were released onto the main grass area. If you are lucky enough, and walking in the garden in the early morning hours or before sunset, you might see them.

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