Zoological Research: Safeguarding Biodiversity, Benefiting Humans

Conserving endangered species like vultures, big cats and gazelles. Investigating the effect of light pollution on Israel's biodiversity. These and other vital activities are being pursued at Tel Aviv University’s Zoological Research Garden—the largest and leading research facility of its kind in Israel and one of a handful worldwide.


Covering an area of 6.2 acres, the TAU research zoo maintains 210 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish indigenous to Israel and the Middle East. It offers important and novel avenues for never-done-before multidisciplinary scientific research that simply cannot be conducted anywhere else. Recognizing this, hundreds of international visiting scientists every year have rendered the zoo a vibrant and renowned global research resource.


Visionary donors are now sought to enable a substantial upgrade of the zoo’s animal habitats, R&D infrastructure and animal welfare activities. This will ensure the zoo’s continued central role in saving endangered species from extinction, in educating children to safeguard the natural world, and in advancing groundbreaking R&D that could yield benefits ranging from enhanced national security and better industry practices to novel drugs and technologies to treat disease.


Donors who are concerned for the future of Israeli wildlife and the potential benefits they hold for humans should consider supporting the research zoo.


Naming Opportunities – Research Zoo

  • National Zoological Center
  • Animal Habitats Redesign
  • Renovation of the Laboratory Building
  • Perpetual Animal Welfare Fund
  • Animal Clinic and Food Preparation Facility
  • Adopt A Species

To support or receive more information about one of these projects, please contact your local TAU Friends Association or TAU’s Development and Public Affairs Division at +972-3-640-8249 or campaign@tauex.tau.ac.il.


Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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