There is one place in Jerusalem where you can get away from the all-pervasive dry air: the Zoo’s Tropical Aviary exhibit. The air inside the exhibit is always moist because the exhibit simulates a tropical jungle. Getting caught in a little spray is sure to help everyone keep cool for a minute or two. This is not an exhibit to run through – spend some time scanning the tree canopy to look for all the brightly-colored free-flying birds hiding in the leaves. The aviary is also filled with small exhibits where you can see all sorts of interesting animals from this habitat up close. There is a Mangrove swamp by the entrance with crabs, mudskippers, and an eastern long-necked turtle. On the next corner there is a snake exhibit followed by Amazonian poison dart frogs. Next you can now view the hornbills set in their own exhibit at eye level. On the second level you might get a glimpse of the shy Mouse deer and you will not miss the big Argentinean tegus, a large impressive lizard. The Midas Tamarins are beautiful and entertaining little primates; and finally there is a bright green tree python which likes to spend it time coiled on… a tree of course! All these representatives of the tropical rainforests provide a rich and varied experience which visitors are sure to enjoy. The aviary has two waterfalls and an abundance of tropical greenery.