Hey. So I am currently planning and booking a 15 day trip to Israel, from mid December through Early January. I will be touring the country for the first portion of the trip as part of a group, yet for the second half I will be on my own. I currently have about 5 days that are unaccounted for and am likely going to rent a car, so I am able to basically go anywhere in the country (since its the size of New Jersey). I was wondering what animal attractions: wild or captive y'all would suggest? I will probably be doing one of two big zoos: Jerusalem Biblical Zoo and Ramat Gan. But I don't know much about either and since most information online is in Hebrew/Arabic; its hard to decipher they species they hold. In regards to birding and seeing other mammals (such as Ibex), I am open to any suggestions. Right now the only thing I have committed too is a visit to Hula Valley to see the migration of 30,000 Common Crane, White pelican and more. I would love add another birding destination to my itinerary, although I will definitely be birding every day, as almost all species are new to me. Since this is my first time leaving the United States since my childhood. So any suggestions or advice would be great. Also general advice about traveling in Israel would also be helpful.