Bill Clark

The ostrich, a much-maligned creature in the Bible—symbol of many unpleasant human traits—has returned to its native habitat in Israel. Because the original holyland ostrich, portrayed in these ancient rock carvings in the Sinai desert, has been extinct since World War II, Israeli conservationists have introduced the Ethiopian ostrich, to replace it. These Ethiopian birds are now breeding successfully at Hai Bar and will one day be released to assume their natural place in the wild.