Q: I have found an injured wild animal, what should I do?
A: You should call the Environmental Hotline *6911, and also, follow the instructions on this page.
Q: Where are you located?
A: The Israeli Wildlife Hospital is located in the Safari Zoo in Ramat Gan.
Our address is: 1 Zvi Avenue, Ramat Gan
Q: Can I visit the hospital and see the animals?
A: We are sorry but the Israeli wildlife Hospital is not open to the public. Since the animals in our care are WILD, being in captivity is a terrifying experience for them. Stress can severely inhibit recovery from injury or illness, and can even be fatal. Therefore, the IWH staff and volunteers go to great lengths to reduce stress, and keep contact with humans (even visual contact) to an absolute minimum.
Q: What are the most common reasons that wild animals areadmitted to the IWH?
A: Almost every animal brought in to the IWH has become sick, injured or orphaned due to some sort of human related activity. The most common reasons include: electrocution, road accidents, attacks by cats and dogs, illegal hunting, illegal possession of wildlife, collisions with windows, destruction of habitat, and becoming orphaned.
Q: Why doesn’t the IWH admit domestic animals, like cats, dogs, chickens, etc?
A: The IWH was established for one purpose: treating wildlife. Our staff, the volunteers and the whole facility are designated only for the treatment and handling of wild animals, we have specialized our resources to meet the needs of wildlife, which are different from domestic animal's needs. Bringing domestic animals to our care is not allowed, it delays our treatment to wild animals and causes us to invest precious resources. We are a non-profit organization and our budget is specifically for treatment of wild animals only.
Q: I have sent an email in order to receive information about a wild animal I brought to the hospital and you haven't responded yet.
A: First of all we want to thank you for the time effort you made to bring the animal to our care. Unfortunately our staff is limitedl and we are very busy trying to take care of the animals that are brought to us, we do not always manage to reply to emails on time. We try to take the time to refer to every mail but sometimes you have to be patient until you'll receive a response (especially at migration and nesting periods).
Q: How many wild animals does the IWH admit?
A: The IWH admits over 2500 animals a year.
Q: When the animals are healed and have finished their treatment, what do you do with them?
A: Our main goal is to release them back to the wild. These decisions are made with guidance of zoologists and ecologists of the Nature and Parks Authority.