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“The place to take the kids when you have seen enough Holy Places”

Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)
Ranked #16 of 308 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Israel
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121 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“The place to take the kids when you have seen enough Holy Places”
Reviewed December 11, 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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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One of the best zoos for a family visit in the world”
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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Jerusalem, Israel
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Great Zoo!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

I'd highly recommend this on your visit to Jerusalem. It's a very well laid out (and thought out) zoo. Spacious for both the animals and their visitors! The zoo takes biblical themes and applies them to most of the exhibits. Just make sure you go during a time of year when the animals are awake during the day.

Visited April 2012
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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Great Zoo in Jerusalem”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

A great place to spend time with the kids, and it is a very nice Zoo, with open spaces, lots of animals in good condition, worth it

Visited June 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Get there very early”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Been many times, always get there at opening time as the kids are usually tired within 3 or 4 hours, have lunch and leave when the crowds are arriving. Some credit cards give discounts, check on their website before arrival. Take pram(stroler) for younger kids as there is lots of walking between the worthwhile atractions.

Visited August 2012
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