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Hellabrunn Zoo goats create flourishing landscape

An exciting task awaits six Girgentana goats who were born at Hellabrunn Zoo in 2015 and 2016. The six will participate in a grazing project with other goats to maintain a sprawling area of open green space in and around Leipzig.

Hellabrunn Zoo has lent its support to a grazing project by the Forestry Commission Leipzig since 2013 and regularly sends Bulgarian goats to participate in the project. Now, for the first time, the zoo will also send Girgentana goats to eastern Germany. The goats will graze in Cospuden Nature Park, a former mining region in the district of Cospuden on the outskirts of Leipzig that is currently undergoing rehabilitation.

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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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BIODIVERSITY: NATURE’S DIVERSITY UNDER THREAT?
The exhibition at the Conservation Center

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