Supporting the construction of a new Wolf exhibit

Timeframe: 2013
Country/Region: Israel, Middle East
Partner: The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem – The Biblical Zoo

The « Living with the Wolves » exhibit will be specifically constructed to house up to 12 Iranian wolves and will cover an area of 1,500m2. The ingenious architectural planning will turn the exhibit inside out, allowing the visitors to enter a central tunnel with viewing areas within the enclosure rather than watching from the sidelines.

As well as being a well-developed and enriched environment for the wolves, this new exhibit will hold a powerful educational value. Indeed, by means of signage and multi-media presentations (and in due course also by various educational activities), the « Living with the Wolves » exhibit will highlight important educational goals such as:

  • Showcasing wolves as a species, particularly those sub-species found in Israel.
  • Telling the story of the particular wolves at the Zoo and emphasising their biblical origins.
  • Highlighting the full spectrum of local fauna and raising awareness of the challenges facing wildlife conservation in Israel.
  • Accentuating the fascinating qualities of wolf behaviour as opposed to the negativity portrayed in myth and legend and educating visitors towards the human and animal conflicts.