Little chick makes big impression: King penguins welcome new baby

The baby boom at Hellabrunn Zoo continues: among the recent births is a king penguin chick hatched in the Polar World. This is the first time since 2014 that a baby penguin was born to the largest species of penguin at Hellabrunn Zoo.

Although the little king penguin chick still spends most of the time hidden from view, you can always hear it. The hatchling emits a high-pitched whistling sound that is easily distinguishable from the sound of the adult penguins and clearly audible to visitors to the enclosure. Those with a little patience may even catch a glimpse of the small, grey-brown chick. Since emerging from its egg in mid-September, the hatchling spends most of its time hidden under a pouch of belly skin of either mum or dad - it is after all warm and safe there.


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The Geo-zoo concept

The Munich Zoo Hellabrunn was founded in 1911 as the first Geo-zoo worldwide. The animals live according to their geographic distribution in complex communities.

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Hellabrunn’s Species Conservation Center

Hellabrunn’s Species Conservation Center is a unique forum where zoo visitors can access an amazing amount of information about the zoo’s many projects.

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The exhibition at the Conservation Center



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