More than 480 name suggestions were submitted by Hellabrunn fans. Six names were shortlisted and over 1,700 people voted. With a majority of 501 votes, the name Puri was selected as the winner.
Puri, the baby rhinoceros bull, was born in Hellabrunn Zoo at 9:01 am on 31 August after a gestation period of 492 days. He is the first successful birth for mama Rapti. Her two previous births were fraught with complications: In September 2012, after a 16-month gestation period, Rapti gave birth to a male calf, but he died three days later of an infection probably contracted in the womb.
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.