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Founded in the 1970s, this park is a wide-open plain (100 hectares/247 acres) where African animals roam free. The park has been so successful with breeding hippos, elephants, giraffes, and other animals that it exports creatures all over the world. For obvious reasons, visitors must remain in closed vehicles while traversing the 8km (5-mile) trail, but there is a shorter walking trail, as well. You’ll have the opportunity to see lions, rhinos, gazelles, impalas, zebras, ostriches, storks, and much more. There’s also a monkey enclosure, as well as an aviary and reptile area. Add a star to the current rating if you have children with you. The lion area closes an hour before the rest of the park. Across the street is the Ramat Gan National Park (free admission), with even more animals.

. [tel] 03/631-3531.