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Gajendra, the elephant bull, is set to return to Hellabrunn Zoo at the end of November. But before he arrives, his female companions Steffi, Panang, Mangala and Temi have been given the opportunity to check out the new bull yard on the north side of the Elephant House.
Last Sunday, Hellabrunn Zoo invited all "godparents" of animals at the zoo to its annual Adopt an Animal day. Apart from the opportunity to get together, the sponsors gained an interesting insight into the behind-the-scenes work of the zookeepers, which included an exclusive tour of the new Elephant House.
Following the birth of a boy to Matra, the orangutan, in early October, the female orangutan Jahe also welcomed a baby into the world on 24 October. For Jahe, who at the age of 13 is a relatively young and inexperienced mother, this represents her first successful pregnancy. 41-year-old Matra has therefore taken on the role of raising both...
November brings with it a certain bleakness linked with autumn. It gets dark earlier, and the days are often grey, wet and cloudy. But not at Hellabrunn Zoo. Even if the weather does not always play along, a walk through the zoo in autumn offers just the thing to brighten your day, with so many fascinating species to discover.
After five years of renovation work, Hellabrunn Zoo will finally open the doors of its completely revamped Elephant House on Friday, 28 October 2016. The opening will be marked by a weekend of events in and around the Elephant House on 29 - 30 October.
The Hellabrunn Zoo 2017 calendar takes you on a journey of discovery of the diversity of life. The new calendar for the coming year features twelve unique images of the residents at the zoo and is now available!
The baby boom at Hellabrunn Zoo shows no sign of ending. On 3 October, orangutan mum Matra gave birth to a healthy baby boy. He is now the seventh member of the orangutan group at the zoo.