The baby boom at Hellabrunn Zoo shows no sign of ending. On 3 October, orangutan mum Matra gave birth to a healthy baby boy. He is now the seventh member of the orangutan group at the zoo.
To catch a glimpse of the new arrival, visitors will have to look closely at Matra's reddish-brown, furry coat to spot the small head resting on her chest as mum holds her newborn close to protect him from the curious eyes of onlookers. But the little one seems oblivious to all of this. Warmly snuggled on Matra's chest, he still sleeps a great deal and only moves to be suckled.
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.