Opening of new ape enclosures

Bigger, more beautiful and more natural than before. The new ape enclosures for gorillas and chimpanzees at Hellabrunn Zoo opened on Friday, 27 March. Situated in the Jungle House, the completely revamped indoor and outdoor facilities will open to the public just in time for the Easter holidays.

Lush green meadows, natural climbing trees, a small stream and rocks that look deceptively real: the outdoor enclosures for gorillas and chimpanzees have been extended to create a new, exciting climbing paradise. But the excitement will not be exclusive to the apes.


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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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