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Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)

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Manahat | Southern end of Shulov road, also approachable from the Malha Shopping Mall, Jerusalem 9695700, Israel
+972 2-675-0111
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Interesting zoo - animals you won't find elsewhere!

Surprisingly good, well planned zoo with animals you wouldn't find elsewhere. Great explanations in... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
levylaz5
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Sydney, Australia
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Who would have thought that a Zoo in Israel could be so large and entertaining? We have visited... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
svenf995
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Pennsylvania
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This 62-acre zoo contains more than 140 species of animals with two major themes: animals mentioned in the Bible and endangered species from around the world.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“noah's ark” (12 reviews)
“animals seem” (8 reviews)
“feeding times” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Manahat | Southern end of Shulov road, also approachable from the Malha Shopping Mall, Jerusalem 9695700, Israel
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+972 2-675-0111
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly good, well planned zoo with animals you wouldn't find elsewhere. Great explanations in Hebrew and English for all exhibits.

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Reviewed 11 April 2016

Who would have thought that a Zoo in Israel could be so large and entertaining? We have visited zoological gardens across the world (Berlin, Washington etc.) and found this one worthwhile a visit. The animals have large areas to walk around. Especially the African landscape...More

Thank svenf995
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Beautiful zoo, fun to walk around regardless of your age - nice open exhibit areas. If you have extra time or kids, and it's a beautiful day, this zoo is worth a visit.

Thank Susan L
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Started as an intiative of Professor Shulov,HU,1939,MOOVED TO THE PRESENT PLACE IN THE EAST-SOUTH PART OF jERUSALEM and became the pearl of kids, In 1948,some of the zoo animals were on siege in Mount Scopus. The present park inagurated 1993,The focus is on animals of...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

We had not been here in years. Much fun. The elevated walkway over many of the critter was excellent, and is being expanded. This was a fun excursion

Thank Steve J
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

A lovely walk in surprisingly attractive surroundings. Excellent explanations for each of the animals on show.

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Reviewed 13 February 2016

The zoo is pretty and well kept, it was very relaxing to spend a few hours of our day, and we had great weather

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Reviewed 6 February 2016

Took my family there when they visited me in Jerusalem last summer with my 8 year old grand daughter and it was the highlight of her trip. And mom and dad and granny also had a wonderful day. I am generally not a fan of...More

Thank Jo O
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

We spent nearly 3 glorious hours at this well- planned out zoo. It was spotless, the animals were in wonderful condition and the surroundings and pens and walkways were gorgeous!

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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Grounds are well kept, exhibits are well designed and clean, plenty of animals (don't forget the kangaroos!) - quite a few which you will never see in American zoos. Zoo is built within a valley, so the views are also spectacular as you make your...More

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We used google maps on our trip. Thanks for correcting this!
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Yes , it is open , it is far from kotel . you can take a cab
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Response from Sheldon S | Reviewed this property |
There's a fee of 55 ILS which is about 9.42 GBP.
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