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At 10:45 am on 21 June, Anneliese and Manfred Schmallenbach parked their bikes in front of the Isar entrance of the zoo. Little did they know that as they entered the gates on this beautiful summer's day, Mrs Schmallenbach would become the one millionth visitor at Hellabrunn Zoo in 2017. Mr and Mrs Schmallenbach are on holiday in Munich.
They have come from the town of Waldbröl in Bergisches Land - between Cologne and Siegen - to spend a week in the city. After two day excursions by bike to Lake Ammersee and Lake Starnberger See, they decided to take a break from cycling and visit Hellabrunn Zoo.
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.