Flamingo chicks and spring fever at Hellabrunn Zoo

Spring has finally arrived at Hellabrunn Zoo! At last the temperature in Munich is beginning to rise, nature is awakening, everything is covered in lush green and there are already new births in many of the enclosures. But for one species in particular a visit to the zoo is worthwhile: the flamingos are busy breeding and with a bit of luck you may even catch a glimpse of a chick hatching!

The first flamingo chicks to be born this spring have already hatched from their eggs at the end of last week. Small, grey and fluffy, these chicks will not be alone for long: several of the graceful, long-legged flamingos are currently incubating around 20 eggs in self-made mud nests.

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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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