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After more than nine years in operation, the biogas plant at Hellabrunn Zoo was shut down on Monday, 11 January 2016. The digester was fed one last time - after which the entire system was switched off. In the coming weeks, the plant will be dismantled and the building handed over to the zoo.
After a long period away from the public eye due to renovation work, there was great excitement among visitors about the return of the keas as they moved into their new home a few weeks ago.
Puri, the baby rhino, enjoys his first Christmas and, in particular, the Christmas tree in his enclosure. And the polar bears Giovanna and Yoghi are finally reunited - just in time for the season of love.
This week there was much to celebrate at Hellabrunn Zoo: On Wednesday, 9 December a “topping-out” ceremony was held for the Elephant House and, in the afternoon of same day, the zoo threw a small party for the polar bear twins Nela and Nobby to mark their second birthday.
On 9 December, the polar bear cubs Nela and Nobby will turn two years old. Hellabrunn Zoo will host a small party for the twins with gifts and well-wishers, including Mayor Christine Strobl. The zoo cordially invites all visitors to join the party.
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.