April through July -- this is the time of year when all sorts of birds are busy raising their young, and a perilous time it sometimes is: a strong wind, a push from a sibling, or a failed attempt at flying can end with a chick falling out of the nest. Not surprising then, that every day brings more recently-hatched birds to Ramat Hanadiv, discovered by local residents in their gardens or in nature, where passersby or hikers picked them up and then deposited them with us for safekeeping.
To help fulfill our commitment to the community, to a sustainable environment and to nature, Ramat Hanadiv has become something like a 'halfway house' for wild animals in need of care. These are, most often, the young offspring of raptors, but in fact we accept every wild animal that is brought to our gates.
The feathered foundlings are transferred to the animal hospital run jointly by the Nature and Parks Authority and Safari, where the devoted staff looks after them till they've matured. Then the birds are returned to Ramat Hanadiv so that they can be reacclimatized gradually and returned to the wild.
If you should come across an abandoned chick, please call our information desk for advice: Tel. 04-629 8111.