The Safaris White-tailed Eagles

22לוגו עיטמי ספאריAAThis will be the fifth year in which the Zoological Center Ramat-Gan’s “The Safari’s White-tailed eagles” will be participating in Champions of the Flyway.

All other 364 days of the year we practice keeping and conserving a variety of avian species, some critically endangered. We have chosen the White-tailed Eagle to be our namesake. This magnificent raptor was once a part of the Israeli avian fauna, but very few people had the privilege of seeing it soaring in the Israeli sky. Like other raptors the White-tailed Eagle had disappeared due to human activity. Today very few birds are left, and they too are a result of a breeding program and great efforts.The Zoological Center  Ramat Gan takes part in the Israeli breeding program and makes great efforts so that our breeding pair will parent 2 chicks every year.

The African open area at the zoo attracts migrating birds and serves as a green safe haven for them to rest, feed and gain strength. Our Israeli wildlife hospital is a joint initiative with the Israeli Nature Protection Authorities. Over 4000 wild animals, mostly birds, are being treated at the hospital every year. About 45% of them end up being released back to the wild. We believe that the best way to protect nature is a combination of in-situ and ex-situ conservation, and education that increases awareness, love and respect for nature.

Meet the Team:

Einat Matalon

Einat Matalon manages the Zoo’s clinic. Over the years she has hand-reared dozens of chicks from many different species from sunbirds to raptors.

Keren Or

Keren Or is the zoo’s zoologist. Loves birds (amongst other wildlife) and dreams of being a hardcore birder one day.

Lior Luzon

Lior Luzon works as a keeper in the Avian department at the zoo. He has been a birder from childhood. Started his career at the Zoological garden in Abu-Kabir at a very young age and is working with birds ever since.

Gillad Goldstein

Gillad Goldstein, D.V. M is curator at the Zoological Center Tel Aviv Ramat Gan. A veterinarian. Managed the Avian department at the zoo, and still has a soft spot for birds.