Environment: Desert Rescue

Saving animals of the Bible

Foxes are always the first to arrive, lured by the scent of horse meat, beef and freshly killed chicken left at the edge of a desert road. Soon they are followed by other predators: wolves, jackals, hyenas and occasionally even a leopard. One after another, they partake of the roadside feast, while ignoring the nearby human observers. This remarkable nocturnal ritual is repeated once every two weeks at five locales in the bleak wastes of the Negev and Judean deserts, supervised by Israel's Nature Reserve Authority.

Under way since the early 1970s, the feeding program is the...

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