Our sophisticated 6-year-old consultant to Frommer's Israel (and a major zoo mayvin) feels this is a rather odd place, but for those kids who may never make it to Australia itself, this Middle Eastern penal colony of transported Australian kangaroos, koalas, and cassowaries should be included as a stop in the otherwise hot and boring Jordan Valley. It's a loosely organized place, where kids are free to mingle with the animals and adults are free to worry about how to care for a child who gets punched or bitten by a kangaroo while touring the Holy Land, but it's a refreshing change of pace for a kid who can't face another ruined city or biblical site. Gan Garoo is strategically located near the entrance to another screamfest for kids, Gan Ha-Shlosha .