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Ramat Gan, Home of Happy Hippos

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

The Ramat Gan Safari hippo lake has been home for many years to a large herd of animals and many birds. Over time, the water level in the lake dropped and its floor became very muddy and full of hippo droppings.

Those can really add up: some parts of the lake got as shallow as half a meter where it was once three meters deep.

Last year, Safari General Manager Yehuda Bar decided that it was time to deepen the lake. It took a bulldozer a few days to dig out and remove huge amounts of mud, which were transferred to the south side of the African Park. During this time, the hippos remained in a smaller area of the lake where there was enough water

Now that the lake floor has been deepened and filled with fresh water, the hippos could go back to wallow in it.

New Cats

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

The trio of lion brothers Danny, Michael and Jacob at the Ramat Gan safari. March 21, 2007.

The Zoological Center Tel Aviv – Ramat Gan or “Safari” occupies 250 acres of nature in the heart of a densely populated urban area in Israel: “Africa in the heart of Israel.”

The Safari has the largest animal collection in the Middle East and is unique in the world because of the large herds of mixed species of African animals that roam the spacious African Park. The African Park and the zoo are home to 1,600 animals of different species, amongst them 68 species of mammals, 130 species of fowl, and 25 species of reptiles.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/photos/new-cats/2012/05/06/

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