Safari’s White-tailed Eagles

Safari logoThis will be the 6th year in which the Zoological Center Ramat-Gan’s Safari’s White-tailed Eagles will be participating in the Champions of the Flyway.

For 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 avifauna, 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

עינת מטלון – ראש קבוצה. מנהלת מרפאת הספארי, בשנותיה הרבות בספארי גידלה אינספור גוזלי ציפורי שיר ועופות דורסים .
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

קרן אור – זואולוגית הספארי. אוהבת ציפורים (וגם בעלי אחרים) וחולמת להיות צפרית כשתהיה גדולה.
The zoo’s zoologist. Loves birds (amongst other wildlife) and dreams of being a hardcore birder one day.

Lior Luzon

ליאור לוזון – מטפל במחלקת ציפורים, צפר מגיל אפס . עובד כל חייו עם עופות. התחיל את דרכו בגן הזואולוגי באבו כביר והמשיך ישירות לספארי.
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, D.V. M

דר’ גלעד גולדשטיין – אוצר האוסף הזואולוגי בספארי ווטרינר. ניהל בעבר את מחלקת הציפורים. צפר חובב.
Curator at the Zoological Center Tel Aviv Ramat Gan. A veterinarian. Managed the Avian department at the zoo, and still have a soft spot for birds.