Tag Archive for Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Jerusalem zoo sends aid to injured animals from Australia wildfires

The Biblical Zoo in Israel’s capital says it’s donating veterinary medical supplies for Victoria’s devastated East Gippsland region, where reports suggest at least 480 million animals have been killed by the fires so far.

By i24NEWS


A Jerusalem zoo said Monday it will donate money and medical supplies for the millions of animals injured in Australia’s unprecedented bushfires that have been raging on the continent for the past few weeks.

Fires have ravaged more than 8 million hectares (19.8 million acres) of land across the country, an area nearly the size of Austria, killing 25 people, destroying thousands of building and leaving some towns without electricity and mobile coverage. Continue Reading »

Ostrich nabbed for strolling Jerusalem streets


Jerusalem residents found the unaccompanied avian’s stroll highly amusing, with several of them taking pictures of, and with the ostrich, after she escaped from her owner’s home.

By Yael Freidson & Roi Yanovsky


Employees of Jerusalem’s veterinary service caught an ostrich that was walking freely through the Israeli capital’s Gilo neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo checked and found that no ostriches were missing, meaning the bird must have escaped from a person who was privately raising it without reporting the fact to city authorities.


The ostrich in the streets of Jerusalem. – Photo: Shlomi Hazut

Jerusalem residents found the incident highly amusing, with several of them taking pictures of, and with, the ostrich. Continue Reading »

Thai Ambassador Receives Donations Collect by Jerusalem Biblical Zoo Elephant


The Thai Ambassador, Angsana Sihapitak, accepts donation that were collected in small amounts from visitors who entered the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo raffle, from Tamar, an Israeli elephant.

Yori Yalon, Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff


Thai Ambassador to Israel Angsana Sihapitak received Thursday a $1,500 donation from the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo for an elephant hospital in Lampang — and the check was personally delivered by an elephant named Tamar.

Tamar presents Thai Ambassador to Israel Angsana Sihapitak with the donation – Photo: Reuters

Tamar, an Asian elephant, held the giant check in her trunk, presenting it to Sihapitak.

“I will forward it to the elephant hospital to Lampang [in accordance with] the objective of this donation,” Sihapitak said, adding that she was very grateful for the kindness and cooperation from Israel to help the Thai elephants. Continue Reading »