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On Maundy Thursday, 13 April, our beloved polar bear dad Yoghi died unexpectedly at Hellabrunn Zoo.
The temperature is rising, flowers bloom and birds build their nests: the arrival of spring at Hellabrunn also coincides with the start of the spring/summer opening hours at the zoo. From 1 April, the zoo is open until 6 pm.
Gajendra, the elephant bull, has been back at Hellabrunn Zoo since Wednesday morning. After spending two years at Leipzig Zoo and four years at Hagenbeck Zoo, he has now returned to his home in Munich. His return journey overnight from Hamburg to Munich in a customised elephant transport crate went smoothly.
The orangutan boys born last autumn have finally been given names: Quentin and Quinn. They were named by their sponsor Emilo coffeehouse in Munich.
Finally, she has a name! On Thursday, 24 March 2017, a naming ceremony was held for Hellabrunn's female cub where she was given the name Quintana. To celebrate the occasion, her appointed godfather, ProSieben presenter Stefan Gödde, gave her a delicious name-giving present in the form of an ice cake – a block of ice filled with fruit and fish....
The year 2016 ended with a baby boom and this year has also started with several breeding successes. During this autumn/winter period, some of the zoo's beloved residents also died due to old age.
Olga, the female brown bear, wakes up from her winter sleep and is warmly congratulated on her 40th birthday by Hellabrunn Zoo. To celebrate the occasion, the keepers prepared a birthday cake which was presented to the birthday girl on Friday, 10 March 2017.