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Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)

#16 of 310 things to do in Jerusalem Features Animals
Manahat | southern end of KOLITZ road, also approachable from the Malha Shopping Mall, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-675-0111
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Funny and Ossom!

One of the most interesting zoo's in the world. Is shows the animals of Israel and the region but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
yosiadvisor
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Jerusalem, Israel
Very well thought out zoo

i always thought a zoo was a zoo. But the Jerusalem zoo is in relatively new quarters and is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
manisfeld
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Deerfield, Illinois
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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” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Manahat | southern end of KOLITZ road, also approachable from the Malha Shopping Mall, Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-675-0111
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the most interesting zoo's in the world. Is shows the animals of Israel and the region but also animals from Africa and australia. Highly recomeded for families with young children.

Thank yosiadvisor
Reviewed 6 days ago

i always thought a zoo was a zoo. But the Jerusalem zoo is in relatively new quarters and is superbly well laid out. It is expensive (including the need for a taxi as it is not near most hotels) Our grandchildren loved it.

Thank manisfeld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit but take good walking shoes. Lots of animals, great to visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the temperature is cooler. Do not enter the petting zoo with food or you will be swarmed by dozens of...More

Thank dmzohar
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice place to go on a Saturday when almost everything is closed in Jerusalem. They have several options of touring the grounds when you enter. You can choose a route that takes 1 hour, 2 hours or more than 2 hours. The...More

Thank Loraine A
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Nice zoo. I’m glad we went, but I wouldn’t have included it if we didn’t have so many days in Jerusalem with kids (4, 6 and 12). After four days touring the Old City and such, this was a nice break for our crew. It...More

Thank Glenn G
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Traveled on the train from Tel Aviv, walked to the zoo and had the full day there, enjoyed the long walks around the place and all the different animals.Nice food in the little Bistros on site and good interactive events with the animals . First...More

Thank IanUpton
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The zoo itself is gorgeous. Spread out , well cared for , clean , spectacular views and a real pleasure to walk around BUT the animals seem to me to be in very small enclosures. Huge parrots and birds that had no room to fly,...More

1  Thank debbie g
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

If you are in Jerusalem and travel with kids that a place you must visit for several good hours. Dont miss it.

Thank menachemle
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The Biblical zoo is one of my favorite places in Jerusalem. Matter of fact, I have a yearly subscription to it. You enter it and feel calm descend on you. There is an attempt to place the animals in natural settings and the plants and...More

1  Thank rahelgershuni
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a lovely zoo. Pretty large. A monkey open island enclosure near the entrance is fun and often funny. Most animals are in large and open enclosures. Visit a cool indoor reptile section. Go watch the training of the elephants. Best visited during the...More

Thank sharonaer
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Loraine A
13 May 2017|
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Response from ermilovm | Reviewed this property |
Yes , it is open , it is far from kotel . you can take a cab
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Beverley H
17 January 2016|
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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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