Sunday, Feb 8 – Community Service & visit to Ramat Gan Safari

Report from Rosalie!
Another beautiful weekend!
“Sunday, after school, we went to the Ramat Gan Zoological Center or Ramat Gan Safari. k……which was really wonderful.  I was amazed at the amount of open space in the African safari area, as well as other areas in the park…..unusual to have such a huge park in the middle of a city.  Ramat Gan is where the diamond business is centered.  We were taken on our tour on a special train, with a guide and tour manager.  “
As we drover through the grounds the guide talked about the animals, where they came from – what they eat, etc . getting off a couple of times ……to see something up close or  to feed to the giraffes….who licked  hands with their LONG tongues”The Zoological Center Tel Aviv – Ramat Gan or “Safari” occupies 250 acres of nature in the heart of a densely populated urban area in Israel: The word ‘Safari” is colloquial Swahili for ‘journey’. and so CAARI embarked  on a fascinating journey into the lives of animals in the African savannah.. Our guide described  their natural habitat on the continent of Africa as the animals wander freely in large herds. We were able  to watch the typical behavior of the animals: their feeding habits, the social behavior of the great herds, activities, and resting patterns.  Our guide was amazing and we learned so much!  We saw  African and Asian elephants, zebras, bears, gazelles,  gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans families, a herd of rhinoceroses and  really enjoyed the ‘selfies’ while we hand fed the giraffes eucalyptus leaves!  How special is that! 

We are watching the weather in the East Coast – to all our friends and families – stay warm and safe! 
CAARI 2015


The Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel, CAARI, offers active seniors a unique opportunity to experience Israel. The program is designed to explore the biblical landscapes, follow the footsteps of the early pioneers, and envision the future of our Homeland. The CAARI Program includes community service, toursa speakers forum and the camaraderie of the CAARI Family. The Program is designed for to feel, touch, hear and see Israel from the mountains to the desert, from sea to sea, and from ancient to modern.

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