The little owl pictured in his Negev perch Avner Rinot

The 800 Urbanites of Israel's Desert Capital You Never Knew Existed

Alongside people, hundreds of unique species of animals and plans live in Be'er Sheva – from the endangered Cleopatra butterfly to a rare variety of garlic.

The hyena, a rare variety of garlic known as allium kollmannianum and the Cleopatra butterfly are all defined as rare species in danger of becoming extinct. But what they also have in common is that all three...

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