The Zoological Research Garden at Tel Aviv University constitutes an important and unique platform for studying the natural world. The Garden spreads over about three hectares on the eastern side of the campus. It features research laboratories, research areas, and animal exhibitions for study and education.

The research carried out in our Garden is unique, in being based on wild animals, and not, as in most research institutions, on laboratory animals such as rats and mice. Studying wild animals enables us to learn about their biology as it has evolved naturally, and not as a result of artificial breeding.

In the center of the Garden is an open area which hosts a variety of birds and mammals, some of which are seasonal visitors and others permanent residents. Altogether, the Garden hosts about 40 species of mammals, 100 species of birds, and 100 species of reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects, all representing the variety of animals that make their home in Israel.

Photo: Oz Rittner
Photo: Oz Rittner