On 1 September, a most beautiful summer's day, Carmen Keleti, accompanied by her daughter Isabel (6 years), her good friend Lars Seyfert, and his two children Mia (6 years) and Johnny (3 years) entered Hellabrunn Zoo at 12:10 pm to become the millionth visitor for the year 2015.
The unsuspecting day-trippers from Garching, on the outskirts of Munich, were warmly welcomed by zoo director Rasem Baban and presented with a colourful summer bouquet by their zoo's press team. But that's not all - initially somewhat taken aback, Carmen and her entourage, who are all fans of Hellabrunn, will also receive a Family Annual Pass, which will allow them to visit their favourite animals as often as they like for the next 365 days
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.