Old City \ An ancient tree in the Jewish Quarter
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 26.04.2013 Photo number: 19075 Views: 59k
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Old City \ Tree behind Jaffa Gate
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 14.06.2013 Photo number: 19209 Views: 34k
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Photographer: © RomKri Date: 03.03.2010 Photo number: 14125 Views: 22k
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Jerusalem. Giva Hatsarfatit.
Olive tree in a snow.
Photographer: © Pes & Lev Date: 28.12.2006 Photo number: 6470 Views: 25k
Tree in the snow
Photographer: © Barak Sekeles Date: 06.02.2006 Photo number: 3875 Views: 21k
Bible tree
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 20.07.2005 Photo number: 2221 Views: 40k
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Jerusalem. Holy Cross.
On this place the tree of which have made a cross for Jesus Christ's crucifixion grew.
Photographer: © Pes & Lev Date: 14.08.2006 Photo number: 5776 Views: 15k
East Jerusalem
Olive trees. Olive oil is a fruit oil obtained from the olive (Olea europaea; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin.
Photographer: © Valery Dembitsky Date: 18.07.2009 Photo number: 10017 Views: 10k
Tree at Begin Darom
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 14.06.2009 Photo number: 9339 Views: 13k
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Palm tree at night
Photographer: © Valery Dembitsky Date: 22.12.2010 Photo number: 16624 Views: 13k
Tree flowers
Photographer: © Valery Dembitsky Date: 14.09.2009 Photo number: 11829 Views: 11k
Old City \ A Tree of Night
Photographer: © Valery Dembitsky Date: 29.12.2009 Photo number: 13325 Views: 11k
Garden of Gethsemane - Ancient Olive Tree
Photographer: © Pes & Lev Date: 09.04.2006 Photo number: 4588 Views: 47k
Tree in snow
Photographer: © Barak Sekeles Date: 06.02.2006 Photo number: 3876 Views: 26k
Jerusalem.Mormon University.
To this tree more than 700 years.
Photographer: © Pes & Lev Date: 13.06.2005 Photo number: 1792 Views: 13k
The Asian Elephants
The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is especially proud of its elephant exhibit. The Sarah Haefner Elephant House and Enclosure is home to a herd of four elephant cows brought here from Thailand. Our females are now once again enjoying the company of a young Israeli-born male named Teddy, who joined them in September 2001. The elephants all belong to the Asiatic species Elephas maximus.

Our elephant keepers work with the animals using methods similar to those employed in Thailand. These methods involve having the keeper accompany the elephant at all times throughout most of the day. In Thailand, a keeper is involved in more than simple, basic animal care such as cleaning, feeding, and caring for the animal's surroundings and living arrangements; rather, he also functions as a trainer, developing the elephant's skills in performing tasks such as the pushing and hauling of heavy tree trunks. By making use of this system in our zoo, we can afford to enrich the elephant's experience with stimulating activities, for instance walks outside the compound and throughout the zoo. Apart from enhancing the elephant's health and welfare, such walks are also a source of entertainment for our visitors, who are thrilled at the sight of a row of elephants marching in single file, with each trunk grasping the tail in front of it. In addition, such intimate handling of the elephant herd allows us to simplify medical treatment, and easily perform basic procedures such as injections and blood tests. Under different circumstances, when elephants are not appropriately trained, such procedures can be quite complex, and anesthesia is required.

We are happy to illustrate the special skills that our elephants have acquired by conducting elephant demonstrations in the exhibit on a regular basis. These demonstrations take place during holidays, as well as throughout the summer break.
Photographer: © RomKri Date: 28.10.2005 Photo number: 2662 Views: 40k
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Jerusalem. Old City.
Mosque and blossoming tree in the Jewish quarter.
Photographer: © Pes & Lev Date: 18.06.2005 Photo number: 1873 Views: 15k
Commercial advertisement on one of the Jerusalem Hotels - Entrance to Jerusalem
The advertisement presents a new method for hair removal. One could wonder if the experimental technique was first applied on that tree that grows sideways?
Photographer: © Barak Sekeles Date: 18.02.2006 Photo number: 3987 Views: 14k
Photographer: © SOBO Dan Date: 24.02.2006 Photo number: 4032 Views: 19k
Old City \ Just a tree...
Photographer: © I.L. Date: 29.05.2005 Photo number: 1616 Views: 13k
Photographer: © nichkin Date: 01.08.2005 Photo number: 2275 Views: 35k