Hai Bar covers about 1,500 acres in the heart of Little Switzerland, which is located in Mount Carmel. Established by the late Uri Tzion and Gen. Avraham Yoffe in the 1960s, Hai Bar is a public organization whose goal is to restore Israel's wildlife. On Mount Carmel alone there existed a world of living things that became extinct due to hunting, deforestation and poisoning. Hai Bar's goal is to protect the status quo and to reintroduce species that have become extinct in Israel. This is a multi-stage process; first the animals are encouraged to reproduce (a reproductive nucleus), this is followed by acclimatization and lastly the animals are released in open spaces. Visitors to Hai Bar can enjoy the exciting details of this mission and see fascinating wildlife such as Armenian wild sheep, falcons, Persian fallow deer, roe deer, vultures and others. There are guided tours in Hebrew on Saturdays at Hai Bar at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00.
address: Hai Bar is located 300 meters south of the entrance to the University of Haifa campus, on the Haifa-Isfiya road at the turnoff opposite Ha'arba'im Grove.
Open Hours: Saturdays only 8:00-16:00
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