This would be the 4th year in which the Zoological Center Tel-Aviv Ramat-Gan’s “The Safari 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. This magnificent raptor was once a part of the Israeli avifauna, but very few people had the privilege of seeing it soar 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 Tel Aviv Ramat Gan takes part in the Israeli breeding program and makes great efforts so that our breeding pair will parent two 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 and Parks Authority. Over 4000 wild animals, most of them birds, are being treated at the hospital every year. About 45% of them end up being released back to nature.
We believe that the best way to protect nature is a combination of in-situ and ex-situ conservation plus education that increases awareness, love and respect for nature. We are grateful for any support and donation to help this worthy cause!