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Hellabrunn is top attraction: Record number of visitors in 2014

Over two million visitors passed through the gates of Hellabrunn Zoo in 2014. The zoo in Munich is and remains the most visited cultural and recreational attraction in Bavaria.

2014 kicked off to a promising start: The first few days of the year were marked by pleasantly warm, sunny January weather, bringing in a far-above-average number of animal lovers to the Munich zoo during the first week - the later half of the Christmas holiday period. Attendance figures soared with the arrival of spring, particularly as for many visitors it was the first chance to see the polar bear twin cubs Nela and Nobby in the tundra enclosure. The cubs born in December had spent the first months of their lives hidden from public view in the maternity den with mama Giovanna and could previously only be seen in video clips on YouTube. 

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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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Viewing times for elephants

Our elephants are on view in their enclosure between 10:30am - 11:00am and 2:00pm - 2:30pm daily, provided dry weather conditions prevail (i.e. not by snow or ice). The elephants cannot be seen outside of these times due to the closure of the Elephant House for renovation work.

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