Innovative revamp: Pelican enclosure at Hellabrunn Zoo sets new standards

The newly revamped enclosure at Hellabrunn Zoo now offers a better insight into the life of pelicans. The new design now allows visitors to view pelican chicks hatching, watch the impressive great whites feeding their grey-brown feathered hatchlings and marvel at their impressive wingspan up close.

16 adult and three juvenile great white pelicans waddle about on an island. A picturesque scene as beautiful as on any swamp in Africa until you pinch yourself and discover the beautiful vista belongs to the zoo in Munich. The nature-inspired design is conceived so that visitors are hardly aware of where the viewing area ends and the pelican enclosure begins: one area flows into the other, giving the impression that the enclosure and viewing areas are one.

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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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