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Interview about Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Paul Calvert questions Liz Kaufman who is staff veterinarian at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, about their conservation work and education programmes.

Paul: When was the zoo started and why was it started?

Liz: 25 years ago we started construction on this site. The old site was in the middle of Jerusalem, and it was a very small site in what is now a housing project; they still call it the zoo.

We moved to Malha on the outskirts of the city to a 35 acre area, which was blank, all the trees that you see here today were planted and that would have been 25 years ago.

Paul: What is the mission of the zoo?

Liz: The mission of the zoo is conservation, education and entertainment. We want people to have fun and we want them to learn about conservation issues.

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