Cool treats for summer heat: Frozen cake party at Hellabrunn Zoo

The current heat wave won't faze the animals at Hellabrunn. The zoo offers a number of ways to keep cool.

On the hottest day of the year, the zookeepers prepared a large frozen cake for the three polar bears. The icy treat was made with delicious fruit (melon and apples), carrots, mackerel and dates, crowned with a dollop of whipped cream! The refreshment was made more enjoyable by the decorations – a feast for the eyes. Giovanna, Nela and Nobby approached the frozen treat with curiosity and began licking on the cool delicacy. Other animals that previously received frozen surprise treats include the Siberian tigers Ahimsa and Jegor, and the brown bear Olga, but today it is the polar bears' turn.
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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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