Syrian spadefoot toad, photo: Oz Rittner

For the first time in ten years our Syrian spadefoot toads have laid eggs, and some of the eggs have already hatched.

An owl pellet as found in the field, photo: Orr Comay

Taphonomy is the research field that studies the destruction and preservation processes of organism remains. Understanding these processes is important for identifying the way in which fossil assemblages were formed.

Common chameleon, photo: Ron Elazari-Volcani

About a year ago, as part of the 'collect and save' mission at Beer Milka, a female common chameleon arrived at the Zoological Garden.

White-eyed gull, photo: Oz Rittner

The relatively crowded cage of the white-eyed gulls has been joined to the adjacent spoonbills' cage.

Jungle cats show interest in a shirt sprayed with catnip

As part of the effort to promote animal enrichment in the Zoological Garden, and as an initiative of Afrin Bonshtein, a volunteer who was involved in an enrichment project in the Zoological Garden, the garden's workers were invited to a lecture on animal training and enrichment. The lecturer was Gali Berkovich, training and enrichment coordinator at the Zoological Center Tel-Aviv Ramat-Gan (Safari), who shared some of her vast experience with us.

Monk parakeets nesting, photo: Ron Elazari-Volcani

Twenty-five monk parakeets currently live in the research colony and nest-building is at its peak.

Rock hyraxes in the research cage, Photo: Ron Elazari-Volcani

In the rock hyrax research cage, located next to the northern wall of the ibex cage, live eight hyraxes.

Female Rüppell's fox in its new cage, Photo: Irit Sidis

A female Rüppell's fox that was born in the Zoological Garden in 2001 was moved to the cage between the jackal cage and the mongoose cage. She is a very curious animal and can be seen spending much of her time checking the new environment.

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