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Paging Noah: Will past come full circle?; Zookeepers try to repopulate Israel with biblical animals
The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Bible; Animals; Birds; Poisons
Author: Grooters, Sarah
Date: Jul 4, 2010
Start Page: A.7
Section: A SECTION

Of the 10 animals that are listed as acceptable dinner fare in Deuteronomy 14 -- ox, sheep, goat, deer, gazelle, roe deer, wild goat, ibex, antelope and mountain sheep -- only two (the gazelle and the ibex) could still be found in the historical boundaries of Israel in 1960. The illegal poisoning and low birth rates have placed the vultures in a critical situation, said Erez, who incubates the vulture eggs for about two months and then places the baby birds with foster parents.

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