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.
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.