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On 12 October 2016, a new Przewalski horse from Hellabrunn Zoo joined a group of wild horses grazing in the Augsburg forest, an urban nature reserve, in a joint project with the Land Conversation Trust Augsburg. The aim of the grazing project is to introduce Przewalski horses to feed on grass to keep the heath and the pine forest free of high...
After five years of renovation work, Hellabrunn Zoo will finally open the doors of its completely revamped Elephant House on Friday, 28 October 2016. The opening will be marked by a weekend of events in and around the Elephant House on 29 - 30 October.
Since last weekend, the domestic yaks at Hellabrunn Zoo have had a new addition to the group. The newborn yak called Quinoa is in excellent health. And within just a few days of her birth she was already leaping and running agilely across the meadow of the yak enclosure.
On Wednesday, 28 September 2016, the Giraffe Savannah at Hellabrunn Zoo received a new resident: Makena, the female reticulated giraffe, arrived from Duisburg Zoo to Munich.
The baby boom at Hellabrunn Zoo continues: among the recent births is a king penguin chick hatched in the Polar World. This is the first time since 2014 that a baby penguin was born to the largest species of penguin at Hellabrunn Zoo.
Hellabrunn experiences a baby boom not only in spring, the advent of autumn also coincides with a lot of newborn animals frolicking in the zoo.
Hellabrunn Zoo offers a drawing workshop for creative amateur artists on a regular basis. The four-hour workshop is led by the Illustrator Paschalis Dougalis who imparts his know-how with a sketchbook and explains both the practical and theoretical aspects of animal drawing.