* In November, a yellow-legged seagull landed in the Zoological Garden, his bill and legs entangled in wires and hooks.

Apparently, when the seagull was searching for food at sea, he had become trapped in a type of fishing gear called a longline – a long wire with many hooks and baits attached. We patiently released the seagull from the wire, treated it, and released it.
* Our Rüppell's fox has been moved to the exhibition section of the Garden and now lives in the late honey badger's enclosure. 
* The pair of Bonelli's eagles that had laid unfertile eggs has been transferred to the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Their new home is in Hai-Bar Carmel, and we hope that the new environment will enhance their fertility. 
* As part of our intent to enlarge all the animal enclosures in the Garden, we have opened the gate between the goats and the deer. The goats can now roam freely in the deer enclosure. 
* We have placed some natural eolianite (kurkar) stones in the nesting area in the white-eyed gull enclosure, in order to provide the seagulls with a more natural environment.

The eolianite stones and the seagulls, photo: Ron Elazari-Volcani

The eolianite stones and the seagulls, photo: Ron Elazari-Volcani 

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