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The term ‘gentle giant’ doesn’t cut it at the moment, but looking at Mum and Dad it’s clear that the little one suckling at its mother’s breast will one day be large and very strong. On 8 February after approximately 37 weeks in Mum Bagira’s tummy, a little western lowland gorilla was born at Hellabrunn zoo. Munich’s gorilla group now comprises...Read more


After a pregnancy lasting approx.180 days, Kaduna (an 8-year-old female drill) had her first child on 24 January. You have to look very closely if you want a glimpse of the baby though. The proud father, Bakut (aged 9) and aunt Afi (6) are both delighted with the little one, although even they can’t get close: Kaduna holds the baby tightly and...Read more


Hellabrunn’s 2012 Inventory: 19,183 animals from 757 speciesRead more


The new home for Hellabrunn’s giraffes is taking shape: the impressive external walls are already up. Even the facade and the weight-bearing roof trusses are in place.Read more


Our Blacktip reef sharks now live in a 14 meter tank in the aquarium.Read more


Critically endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins move into Hellabrunn’s Polar WorldRead more


The colourful leaves make walking through Hellabrunn’s parkland a lot of fun at the moment. One-and-a-half year-old elephant calf, Ludwig, the lion youngsters, Benny and Max, as well as the baby elk, Madita, Meli and Merlin, all love romping through the colourful autumnal leaves.   But what is fun for the animals means a lot of work for the...Read more

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