The winter has arrived in Munich – and in the city Hellabrunn Zoo prepares for the cold days and snowfall. The South American sea lions have already built up an extra layer of fat, and the wood bison and wolves have grown a thick winter coat. The zoo engineers are also busy at this time of year: monitoring the heating systems and water pumps.
Hellabrunn’s brown bear Olga and the prairie dogs are already in hibernation. The marmots have also begun their long winter nap, which lasts until around Easter. The South American sea lions have built up an extra layer of fat called blubber and the wood bison, moose and wolves have grown a warm coat of thick fur just in time for winter.
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.
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.