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On Wednesday, 1 February, the veterinary staff at Hellabrunn Zoo were finally able to conduct the first health check on the recently born polar bear cub. They determined with certainty that the cub is a girl, weighing an impressive 8.4 kilos.
As with all companies, Hellabrunn Zoo also conducts an annual stocktake at the end of the year. The annual stocktake for 2016 concluded that 18,992 animals and 758 species currently reside at Hellabrunn.
The jungle world has a new resident: Sangke, the male fishing cat, has arrived to keep the female Luzi company.
For the past 50 days since giving birth, polar bear mum Giovanna has been snuggling with her cub inside Hellabrunn’s mothering den. During this time, the baby polar bear has not only grown in size and weight, but also made its first attempts to crawl. The little cub has also begun to pester mum more and more.
The arrival of the first snowfall at Hellabrunn Zoo creates a special atmosphere: while outdoors many of the native and tropical animals can be seen enjoying the first snow of the year, inside the Elephant House, Jungle Pavilion and Jungle World the pleasantly warm temperatures leave visitors with a feeling of wanderlust.
Last month, Giovanna, the polar bear, gave birth to a healthy cub - her third offspring after bearing twins in December 2013. Now the little cub has just opened its eyes for the first time!
The two could not be more different and yet they have something in common: Both Matra, the female orangutan, and Giovanna, the female polar bear, have recently given birth and are currently busy caring for their offspring. While Giovanna spends a lot of time giving her little cub cuddles, the two orangutan babies are becoming increasingly active...