On Wednesday, 28 September 2016, the Giraffe Savannah at Hellabrunn Zoo received a new resident: Makena, the female reticulated giraffe, arrived from Duisburg Zoo to Munich.
Within just a few hours of her arrival at Hellabrunn, Makena began to explore her new home with great curiosity. The one-and-a-half-year-old newcomer will live with the existing Hellabrunn giraffes Taziyah, Limber and Bahati in the zoo's Giraffe Savannah in Munich. For her first few days at Hellabrunn she will be kept inside the Giraffe House. "We would like to give Makena as much time as she needs for acclimatisation and to get to know the other three giraffes," says zoo director Rasem Baban.
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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