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“Great place, calm, spacious, and children oriented” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)

Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)
Manahat | southern end of KOLITZ road, also approachable from the Malha Shopping Mall, Jerusalem, Israel
02/675-0111
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Ranked #23 of 237 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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“Great place, calm, spacious, and children oriented”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The Tisch family biblical zoo, is one of the lovely open places in Jerusalem.
The zoo is planned so good that even on holidays when there are thousands of people with families and children all around you don't really feel it's crowded. There is plenty of room, grass-plots and shaded areas that is very needed in summer time..
The animals are very accessible. There are caressing points, and guided tours where one can see how animals are treated and being fed. There are also other activities for children and everything is done in a nice way.
Great place!!!

Visited December 2012
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“Happy animals, family friendly zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The animals in the Biblical zoo are among the most active and happy I have seen when visiting zoos in the world. The zoo is very family friendly. The kids love the different displays, the little train that runs through the park.

What I find particularly great is the fact that this zoo does not push selling merchandice, ice creams etc like most other zoos in the world. There are a few outlets where you can buy things, but mostly this zoo is full of animals and places to sit and have your packed lunch.

I also appreciate that the park has many water fountains, so there is no worry to go without enough water on a hot summer's day.

Visited December 2012
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“Great Zoo- bigger than I expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We had a blast- fantastic exhibits...

Nice change of pace....

I would definitely the zoo...actually a lot nicer than some US Zoos I have been to...

Visited December 2012
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“The place to take the kids when you have seen enough Holy Places”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Located in a green valley in SW Jerusalem, open daily, with a fine collection, and a great place for young and old.

Visited November 2012
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“One of the best zoos for a family visit in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The layout, easy viewing, clever exhibits and friendly staff make the zoo a must stop for Jerusalem visitors (the locals often buy family passes and come weekly!). The parakeet exhibit where you can feed the birds is a must see for any child, and the new "wet Side Story" and refurbished chimp exhibit are favorites of mine.

Visited November 2012
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