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The winter has arrived in Munich – and in the city Hellabrunn Zoo prepares for the cold days and snowfall. The South American sea lions have already built up an extra layer of fat, and the wood bison and wolves have grown a thick winter coat. The zoo engineers are also busy at this time of year: monitoring the heating systems and water pumps.
The newly created pond situated between the Jungle House and the aquarium is now home to several species of sturgeon. Known as a source of caviar, the impressive prehistoric fish have existed for over 200 million years.
Erected in 1914, the renovation of the historic Elephant House is progressing smoothly. The architectural landmark of the Munich zoo is expected to reopen with a magnificent new look in summer 2016.
A stroll through Hellabrunn Zoo in autumn awash with spectacular colourful foliage is a wonderful pleasure. Animal residents such as the Siberian tigers Ahimsa and Jegor, the baby rhino Puri and the yak calf Pedro love to romp around in the rustling red, yellow and gold leaves. A last hurrah before the cold winter.
While some babies may be scared of Halloween, the newborn rhino Puri shows no signs of fright at all. His protective mother Rapti was the first to rush towards three strange Halloween objects placed inside the autumnal colourful rhino enclosure.
Let your year be inspired by beautiful photographs of some of the animal residents at Hellabrunn Zoo. The Hellabrunn Zoo 2016 calendar is now available!
The new miniature Maasai village at Hellabrunn Zoo offers amazing fun. Designed as an African-themed playground for children, it invites the little visitors to play, climb and jump dance. Situated at the Isar entrance, next to the children's zoo and Café Mühle, the African-themed playground provides a new atmosphere to let off steam.