The dome of Hellabrunn Zoo's elephant house has been demolished
At around 7:00 am on 12 September 2014, explosives demolition expert Eduard Reisch gave the signal for the blast - and within seconds the 18 m high, 300 tonne reinforced concrete structure collapsed into a pile of rubble.
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.