About the Project
The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is a non-profit organization and houses a large variety of animals from around the world, with its main focus being on animals mentioned in the Bible. The majority of these animals became locally extinct in the Middle East, mostly in the twentieth century (e.g., bears, lions, Mesopotamian fallow deer, Arabian Oryx, cheetah, and the Nile crocodile).
Volunteer Work and Contribution
As a volunteer on this project, you will gain the opportunity to work with some of these fascinating species while gaining practical animal care experience under the guidance of experts in their field.
Part 1: Daily Animal Care: As a volunteer, you will be assigned to a specific animal caretaker and will assist him/her with one of the following sections: Bird Section, Australian Section, Herbivore Section, or Children’s Zoo (e.g. wild sheep, wild goats, hares, guinea pigs, prairie dogs, voles, etc). Work with animals may include: cleaning outdoor and indoor facilities, food administration, maintenance, assisting during veterinary treatment, etc.
Part 2: Special Projects: As a volunteer, you will partake in the creation of enrichment facilities for animals and special maintenance projects in animal enclosures (such as landscape projects and rock clearances for the benefit of the animals).
For more information and to apply, visit Jerusalem Biblical Zoo