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Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)

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Address: Manahat | southern end of KOLITZ road, also approachable from the Malha Shopping Mall, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-675-0111
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This 62-acre zoo contains more than 140 species of animals with two major...

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.

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biblical zoo

Took my grandchildren to the Biblical Zoo. Really well done, small enough so the children were not overwhelmed, but sufficiently large to hold and adults interest. Kids were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took my grandchildren to the Biblical Zoo. Really well done, small enough so the children were not overwhelmed, but sufficiently large to hold and adults interest. Kids were able to go through a tunnel to a bubble and be among the animals. All in all quite enjoyable.

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Thank ephremh
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo has a feel of a safari I can't stand zoos But this one is lovely Highly recommended to visit. You will learn something new every time.

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Thank aellituv
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grandchildren love this zoo, as do I. It's impossible to cover it all in a day as there is much to see. It is very hilly and can be challenging to those who don't do much walking, but there is a delightful train one can take around the zoo.

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Thank MGG47
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 3 kids (4, 1.5 and 1.5) for a lovely day at the zoo. Lots of great animals in natural settings, especially the safari boardwalk, plus a lovely playground (aimed mostly at 3-10 year olds so a little old for our little kids) and petting zoo. Very few lunch options, only a mediocre cafe near the front with... More 

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Thank Karl B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we've visited the zoo 3 times this year with our little daughters and still there are things to see. It is clean and well maintained. There is a train you can take from all around the zoo if you don't want to walk (doesn't work on saturdays)... There are pucnuc areas all around and more activities for kids.

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Thank Amit L
Thornhill, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandson enjoyed all the animal, but I have issues with zoos and the confinement. I will say that they penguin exhibit was a delight.

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Thank Judith R
Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the zoo on our last day in Israel. We had both been there before, but not for many years. It was a wonderful experience, and there was so much to see. There's a bit of walking to do, but everything was laid out very well so that if you don't want to walk a lot,... More 

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Thank CarynSKA
Jerusalem, Israel
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We like the Zoo very much and it has many hidden places which make it interesting every time. But it is built on a slope and requires lots of walking. The inner train can compensate sometimes for the distance but you'd have to wait and it doesn't operate on weekends.

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Thank Amir F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The zoo in Jerusalem is clean and beautifully landscaped. It is big and has lots to offer, for all ages, including a fantastic park with slides, a petting zoo, sculpture park that you can climb on, fish and birds that you can feed, and more. Fun for a few hours at least!

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Thank Ariella W
Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Every visit is better! But i wish the train could serve the visitors also during holidays.... All the other facilities did..so.... Also there is a need to arrange the parking

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