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International Polar Bear Day at Hellabrunn Zoo

On Friday, 27 February, the Species Conservation Center at Hellabrunn Zoo will once again mark International Polar Bear Day with a special exhibition in which visitors can learn about the endangered species and how they are affected by climate change.

Polar bears in the wild are facing a serious challenge: the icy habitat of the world's largest land-based predator is melting away, literally. Hellabrunn Zoo will dedicate International Polar Bear Day to raising awareness of the continuing threat to the fellow species of our Munich polar bears Giovanna, Yoghi, Nela and Nobby. International Polar Bear Day was launched in 2004 by the organisation Polar Bears International and is marked each year on 27 February to draw worldwide attention to climate change and the threat it imposes on polar bears in the Arctic. 

 

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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 1:30pm - 2:00pm 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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