One last heat wave before the summer comes to a close. While visitors enjoy a walk through Hellabrunn Zoo in the warm sunshine, the lions, Siberian tigers, chimpanzees and wood bison get special ice-cool refreshment.
At first, the two Hellabrunn lions Max and Benny were hesitant about venturing into the cool water. Although there were two delicious watermelons floating on the water, neither of the two big cats could believe their eyes. When their attempts to bring the melons on land using their paw failed, Benny eventually plucked up the courage and sprang into the water with one large leap.
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.