Jerusalem's biblical zoo has recently moved into this new, beautifully landscaped site at the western edge of the city, with a state-of-the art open design that blends into the surrounding countryside. Emphasis is on creatures mentioned in the Bible or native to Israel, but there are also now many animals, large and small, from the far corners of the world. Children will enjoy the friendly waterfowl and the camel encampment (camel and pony ride facilities are planned). There is a pleasant safari-style refreshment facility on the grounds. In summer, during the heat of the day, most animals are inactive; the zoo is at its best in cooler weather. Prepare for a 10-minute walk from the bus stop. Admission ends an hour before closing time.