On 27-28 August, Hellabrunn Zoo will mark International Bat Night with special events in the Bat Cave and the Jungle World. Between 11am - 5pm, visitors will have an opportunity to learn everything worth knowing about bats and the closely related flying foxes (megabats) and observe them up close.
Bat Night is an annual celebration of bats that takes place each year on the last full weekend in August. The event was launched in 1997 is celebrated by nature conservation agencies and NGOs in more than 30 countries. Hellabrunn will mark the event for the second time this year. Bats and flying foxes together form the systematic order of bats, which with ca. 1,100 species represents the second largest mammal group after rodents.
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.