Born 1928, Petach-Tiqva, Israel
1941-1946 Agricultural high school at Pardess Hana
1947 Serving as a guide in the boy scouts
1948-1949 Military service
1954 M.Sc. in Zoology from the Hebrew University Jerusalem
Subject: The birds of the Huleh lake and swamp. H. Mendelssohn superviser
1955 Oxford, England, with Niko Tinbergen. On a British Council scholarship
1956-1969 General secretary of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.
1965-1984 Founder and head of the Institute for Nature Conservation Research at the Tel-Aviv University.
1970 At the Edward Grey Institute for Field Ornithology, Oxford, with David Lack
--Suggesting with P. Ward the theory of the gathering of birds as information centers.
1970 Ph. D. Dept. of Zoology, Tel-Aviv University
Subject: The winter behaviour of the white wegtail. H. Mendelssohn superviser
1971-1997 Dept. of Zoology, Tel-Aviv University.
1971 The start of the long term study of the babblers at Hazeva.
1975 Publication of the theory of the Handicap Principle.(Zahavi, 1975)
1984-1987 Chairman of the Dept. of Zoology, Tel-Aviv University
1997 Retired. Continue the long term study of the babblers at Hazeva.and teaching at the Tel-Aviv University
1998- present. Honorary Director of the Hazeva Field Study Center, still teaching and accepting students for M.Sc. degree