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This past weekend, Hellabrunn Zoo's only giraffe bull Naledi was transferred to Zoo di Napoli in the southern Italian city of Naples. Shortly after arriving in his new home to join a young bull group, his big sister Limber celebrated her fifth birthday with the now all-female group at Hellabrunn on Tuesday, 5 April.
With the current weather so unpredictable it is hard to tell whether the winter chill will last a bit longer or when sunshine and warmth will prevail. But inside the zoo the dawn of spring is plain to see in the vegetation that covers the 40-hectare nature reserve, and above all among the animals.
Easter preparations are in full swing at the Munich zoo: In the week before Easter, the keepers will be given a helping hand by visitors attending the craft workshop for animal enrichment toys. On Easter Sunday and Monday, 27-28 March, the objects created will then be hidden in the animal enclosures as surprises. Happy Easter for the residents of...
Many of the things we take for granted everyday are often out of reach for people in need. Even normal recreational activities such as a visit to the zoo can overburden an already tight budget. On Saturday, 5 March, Hellabrunn Zoo joined forces with Stadtsparkasse Munich, the We Help Munich Foundation and the City of Munich Social Services...
On Saturday, 27 February, the Species Conservation Center at Hellabrunn Zoo will again mark International Polar Bear Day with a special exhibition in which visitors can learn about the endangered species and how they are affected by climate change.
The big day finally arrived on Tuesday, 16 February: On the morning of that day the polar bear twins Nela and Nobby set off on their journeys from Hellabrunn to other European zoos. Both polar bears have now arrived safely in their respective new homes.
The complex task of counting all the animals is finally complete. The annual stocktake for 2015 concluded that 19,364 animals and 771 species are living at Hellabrunn Zoo.