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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.
The last time Hellabunn Zoo witnessed the birth of a baby yak was back in December 2010. The female Asian bovid baby was christened Kat. Now five years later, Kat has herself become a mother, delivering a strapping male calf into the world on 10 September. The newborn bull is called Pedro.
Hellabrunn Zoo, in cooperation with the Stadtsparkasse Munich bank, has set up an endowment fund for the specific purpose of securing the zoo for future generations. On 6 October, Ralf Fleischer, chairman of the board of Stadtsparkasse Munich, presented the certificate to Hellabrunn's zoo director Rasem Baban.