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The last time Hellabunn Zoo witnessed the birth of a baby yak was back in December 2010. The female Asian bovid baby was christened Kat. Now five years later, Kat has herself become a mother, delivering a strapping male calf into the world on 10 September. The newborn bull is called Pedro.
Hellabrunn Zoo, in cooperation with the Stadtsparkasse Munich bank, has set up an endowment fund for the specific purpose of securing the zoo for future generations. On 6 October, Ralf Fleischer, chairman of the board of Stadtsparkasse Munich, presented the certificate to Hellabrunn's zoo director Rasem Baban.
More than 480 name suggestions were submitted by Hellabrunn fans. Six names were shortlisted and over 1,700 people voted. With a majority of 501 votes, the name Puri was selected as the winner.
In early 2016, Hellabrunn's polar bear twins Nela and Nobby will have to leave Munich. The zoo is currently making the first preparations for their journey.
Just in time for World Rhino Day, a name was finally chosen for Hellabrunn's baby rhino on 22 September. 1,700 rhino fans took part in the vote. Six names shortlisted.
After a 15-year hiatus, crocodiles finally return to Hellabrunn Zoo. There are now two crocodiles living at the zoo in Munich.
World first at Hellabrunn Zoo: On 9 September, the recently born rhinoceros baby was finally presented to the public, offering visitors an opportunity to see the only Indian rhinoceros born in a zoo in 2015 worldwide. Mama rhino Rapti and her calf can now be seen in the Rhino House and its outdoor enclosure.