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Not many people know that Hellabrunn’s little Indian rhinoceros, Puri, is a true rarity: he is the first offspring of mum Rapti and is considered particularly valuable genetically, because his mother originally comes from a national park in Nepal. And so, despite his young age, the little Puri has an important mission in mind – to produce many...
On 21 November, the female polar bear cub Quintana celebrated her first birthday with a delicious ice cake and presents. The keepers set up a birthday table in the tundra enclosure and threw a fun party for the not-so-little cub: the one-year-old Quintana already tips the scales at 120 kilos.
Since mid-October, the Jungle World at Hellabrunn Zoo has been graced with the presence of two female Bali mynas flying around the enclosure. These beautiful, but critically endangered birds are the flagship species of the new EAZA Silent Forest campaign, which is supported by Hellabrunn as a participating zoo.
In late October, the Rhino House welcomed new residents: two Visayan warty pigs were transferred from Belfast Zoo to a male-only enclosure at Hellabrunn. Here in Munich the lively duo are ambassadors for their near-extinct species, currently found in the wild on only two islands in the Philippines.
This year, three species at Hellabrunn Zoo received a delightful Halloween surprise: the mandrills, orangutans and tigers were treated to a variety of tasty pumpkins.
Ever heard of a Pallas’s cat? Despite its name, the species is not a domestic cat, but rather a potentially endangered small wild cat from Central Asia. Hellabrunn Zoo is home to two Pallas’s cats who live in the Asia geozone, next to the Jungle World.
Indian summer has arrived at Hellabrunn Zoo. The warm rays of the October sun and the kaleidoscope of autumn colours make a stroll through the zoo an amazing experience. Even the animals are enjoying the mild autumn weather to the fullest.