Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Israel Resurrects Extinct Animals

Deer, Oryx Return to Galilee and Negev -Zafrir Rinat

The wild oryx [pictured above], fallow deer and roe deer became extinct in this region. Yet a practical plan by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority has been successfully implemented and such animals have returned to the Galilee and Negev.

The Parks Authority raised these animals in facilities on the Carmel and in the Arava, and returned them gradually to nature over two decades.

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