A decade after his father died in the Holocaust, the future of Israel’s zoo is in question after the country’s chief executive told the country is in danger of being left behind by its zoo-owners.
The country has a population of more than 5 million and a zoo with the capacity to hold more than 1 million animals, but the number of animals in the country has dwindled in recent years.
In the early 1990s, the country had more than 600 zoos, but today, only four remain.
Zoo officials said the loss of the countrys zoos will hurt the image of Israel and could undermine the nation’s image as a leader in conservation and animal welfare.
“Israel is the number one zoo in the world, but our zoos are not performing as well as they used to.
We can’t continue with our outdated practices,” Chief Executive Of Israel Zoo And Aquarium Ariel Yafai said on Sunday at a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of the birth of his father, Abraham Yafale.”
The next generation will not have the chance to learn from our mistakes,” he said.
The Israel Zoo has been under pressure to close since the zoo’s popularity declined in recent decades and its attendance declined.
Yafai was also asked to explain why the country was failing to attract tourists, and why it is unable to attract more foreign tourists, who make up a quarter of Israels tourist revenue.
The zoo was founded in 1933 and is the world’s oldest and largest zoological institution, with more than 150 species of animals.
Israel’s tourism industry is estimated to have generated $6.2 billion in 2011, while the economy is estimated at $2.7 trillion.
The Jewish state has long struggled to attract visitors and has long faced a shortage of staff, despite Israel’s Jewishness.
A large part of the problem stems from Israel’s antiquities and culture law, which forbids Jews from owning, displaying and trading in objects from ancient times.
The law also bars the purchase of cultural artifacts from other countries.
Yavne’s new president, Yair Lapid, has vowed to reopen the zoo.
But the zoo is already under strain due to budget cuts and a shortage in staff, and Yafay said that the country will need more money to help its struggling zoo.
Yapid has called for the opening of the largest zoo in Israel to be opened up in 2020.
In an interview with Israel’s Channel 10 news, he also vowed to close Israel’s remaining 10 zoos.
“If we don’t do that, we’ll have a zoo like Paris or London, with 1,500 animals, and it will be a disgrace,” he told the broadcaster.
“We are in a crisis.”
In an interview on Sunday with Channel 10, Yafalay said he is not optimistic that the zoo will reopen.
“If you look at the zoo that we have, there are about 60 animals in a zoo that are living there.
That’s the limit.
But we are still under pressure, and we need to get our heads above water,” he claimed.
The Jerusalem Post reported that the Israeli government will allocate more than $1.8 billion in 2019 for the construction of new zoos and other animal exhibits, but said that it would not spend the money until the country reaches its target of keeping up with demand for its zoo animals.
“There are no guarantees, because we need more funding to meet demand,” Yafa said.