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The gorilla community at Hellabrunn Zoo has lost their patriarch. Roututu, the much-loved head of the silverback clan died on Saturday, 15 November, in Munich. He showed no previous signs of illness. Shortly after eating his evening meal, which he consumed with a healthy appetite, Roututu suddenly collapsed and, despite the best efforts of the...
On Friday, 7 November, papa polar bear Yoghi met his eleven-month-old twin cubs Nela and Nobby for the first time. No one was able to predict how the cubs' father would behave at the contact fence or how mama Giovanna and her cubs Nela and Nobby would react. But to everyone's surprise the meeting was - for the most part - harmonious.
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With his cool punk hairstyle, bright pink face and irresistible jug ears, the baby drill is a source of delight for visitors to Hellabrunn Zoo. Apart from the new addition, the entire group of drills at the zoo will now be able to enjoy the facilities of the newly renovated enclosure, which was officially opened today.
After a bout of illness last week, papa polar bear Yoghi is fit and well again. He is now being prepared for a gradual reunion with mama bear Giovanna and to meet his twin cubs Nela and Nobby for the first time.
This calls for a celebration! On Friday, 17 October, Hellabrunn Zoo welcomed its two millionth visitor for 2014. This attendance figure breaks all records in the zoo's 103-year history.
The dome of Hellabrunn Zoo's elephant house has been demolished: at around 7:00 am on 12 September 2014, explosives demolition expert Eduard Reisch gave the signal for the blast - and within seconds the 18 m high, 300 tonne reinforced concrete structure collapsed into a pile of rubble.