Havat Ephraim Bet El's Pinat Hai (childrens zoo)
Havat Ephraim is now a complete wreck and covered in white snow
The snow covered everything and caused a lot of damage. Animals were suffering from cold and we tried to take care of them as best as possible. Turtles were moved into the caravan and covered with blankets to keep warm .The Camel was transferred to a place with roofing to protect her from the snow. The coatimundi, a central American animal, had linen and fabrics added to its home to have a hot "nest ". Rabbits had shredded paper added to their home to keep the heat in.
Despite the snow - six goats were born and are doing very well !
But the snow caused much damage ! Guinea pigs , a couple of rabbits a few parrots and a chicken did not survive the snow and cold. The storm caused considerable damage to the cages and trees. No appraisal has been done to evaluate the extent of the damage ,but we estimate repairs will cost thousands of dollars . The coatimundi 's cage roof collapsed in the snow and therefore he escaped ,it took us two days to recapture him. . The Peacock cage almost completely collapsed when the snow load fell on the top center of the cage. The roof of the turtles house collapsed under the weight of the snow . Many trees were broken and fell in "Havat Ephraim" ,and the fence around the duck pond was damaged . The new cage for the birds at the entrance collapsed completely , when the tree from which it hangs fell on the cage itself.
"Havat Ephraim" is run usually by volunteers and has a very low budget , it can not afford the necessary repairs to rehabilitate the animals, cages and trees. We need your help !
Time is of the essence , donate now to save the zoo !!