The combination of En Gedi’s location and its fresh water sources allow a wide variety of plant and animal species to thrive side by side.

Ein Gedi Reserve - An Oasis in the Desert

 

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The spectacular En Gedi Nature Reserve, just west of the Dead Sea shore in the Judean Mountains, is blessed with two year-round streams, the David Stream in the north and the Arugot Stream in the south.

The combination of En Gedi’s location and its fresh water sources allow a wide variety of plant and animal species to thrive side by side. Among the mammals in En Gedi are herds of ibex and groups of hyrax. Nocturnal animals include foxes, wolves, hyenas, and even the occasional spotted leopard.