5 Animal Attractions in Israel

Posted by - June 20, 2017 | Category: Contributing Author

There are many reasons for which you might want to visit another country. There’s a different culture, a different cuisine, there’s even a different architecture. There’s more than that to see however, so if you ever find yourself in Israel, make sure to check out the wildlife as well.

There are many animal attractions to check out, and they have amazing displays which will leave you speechless. Let’s see just what kind of furry friends you can find in Israel and what are the locations where you can go to see interesting animals you probably don’t have at home.

The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens

Meerkat Biblical Zoo Jerusalem Israel

This location is also known as the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem and is definitely an attraction that you should check out if you’re in the area. If you’re staying in a neighboring area it’s definitely worth a short trip there. As a matter of fact, the location is considered the second most popular tourist attraction in the country, the first one being Masada.

It is the home of over 2000 species of different animals including mammals, fish, amphibians, bird life and reptiles. Those that like lemurs should have a fun time in Lemur Land while fish lovers can have a blast at the West Side Story aquatic pavilion.

Zoological Center of Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan Safari

This is another very popular tourist location in the country, and it’s actually the next in the list after the Tisch gardens. This zoo deserves its position thanks to the vast number of intriguing and exciting exhibits that it has, such as the elephants or the hippos. You can also see different type of monkeys like orangutans and gorillas but also chimpanzees. It’s bigger than the previous location, spreading across a 250 acre location.

Coral World Underwater Observatory in Eilat

This one is for those that enjoy admiring aquatic life more, as the name should have made it pretty obvious. It’s actually the first observatory of its kind in the world, and it displays aquatic life from the Red Sea. If you go there you will be able to see shark tank feeding but also more friendly animals like turtles.  Their special pools allow visitors to see turtles and stingrays and they paddle away. Aside from animals, you can also check out a beautiful coral colony.

Dolphin Reef, also in Eilat

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If you’ve had your fill of exotic animals and intriguing species that you’ve never seen before, be sure to also drop by the Dolphin Reef. It’s pretty obvious what you can see here. You can get on a wharf and float away in the company of dolphins. You can even dive in for a swim yourself, as there are swimming and snorkeling programs here too.

Alpaca Farm in Mitzpeh Ramon

Moving away from the aquatic theme for a bit, you can check out the alpaca farm. This is a wonderful location where you can see beautiful little alpacas do their thing. To be more specific, you get to see the 400 llamas and alpacas in the herd as you can mingle with the mini-camels.

Accommodations – Dan Hotels

Dan Hotels Israel

If you don’t have anything planned for when you visit Israel, you don’t have to worry about accommodations. You can stay at one of Dan hotels, the leading Israel hotels chain, with 14 hotels all over Israel. You can check in at for the period in which you will be staying in the region. This will allow you to spread out your activities and retreat to rest before visiting the next location so be sure to check out Dan Hotels in between zoos.

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