The Biblical Wildlife Reserve in southern Israel exists to provide a place for the protection and breeding of animals that existed in biblical days, as well as other endangered species of the desert.
Combined with the nearby beautiful Red Canyon north of Eilat, these two sites in southern Israel allow visitors a walk on the wild side.
Hai-Bar Yotvata Biblical Wildlife Reserve
Missed on most busy itineraries, this nature reserve is made up of several sections:
A dark space eliminates all sunlight and allows visitors to observe the nocturnal habits of animals like the barn owl, the fruit bat, the sand rat, and the gerbil.
An enclosed area permits guests to see reptiles and wild carnivores such as the caracal, the leopard, the wolf, and the fox.
Every hour a guided tour in private vehicles leads visitors through an open area measuring 7 square miles. From the comfort of one’s car, a visitor can see herbivores like the onager, the oryx, and the ostrich in their native habitat.