The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens(The Biblical Zoo):
Malha, Jerusalem

by | Sep 10, 2017 | 0 comments

The Biblical Zoo opened in Jerusalem’s Malha neighborhood in 1993. Stretching across almost 100 acres, the Zoo is extremely popular, attracting over 750,000 visitors annually. The Zoo’s scenic location in the Judean Hills makes the visit all the more enjoyable. The over 200 employees and volunteers work to ensure that the animals are well taken care of and that ​guests have a memorable experience. While we were visiting we watched them walk an elephant from one area to the next.

This zoo is unusual in the way that it puts emphasis on species from the land of Israel and the biblical terms of the animals are posted. The Zoo is located on a mountain. There is a train that drives through the zoo. We took the train up to the huge wooden replica of Noah’s Ark. From there we made our way down the mountain stopping by the exhibits. Since we were walking downhill it was not very strenuous even in the heat.

This zoo is enjoyable on all levels. Children and adults alike find themselves drawn to this unique zoo.

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Posted: September 10, 2017

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.


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Sun-Thurs: 09:00 – 18:00

Fridays & Holiday Eves: 09:00 – 16:30

Tickets are sold until 1 hour prior to closing time


Adult: 55 NIS

Child (3-18): 42 NIS

Adult Group (25+ people): 42 NIS

Child Group (25+ people): 34 NIS

The zoo offers special rates for those traveling by train: Same day Israel Rail ticket holders receive approx.10% discount at the zoo ticket booths.


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