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Steffi the elephant passed away on Wednesday, 7 March at the age of 52. The beloved elephant’s health began to decline in recent weeks: she lost enormous weight and became increasingly weaker. On Wednesday morning, Steffi was so frail as she lay in her enclosure that the internal ethics committee decided to relieve her of further suffering by...Read more


Born in early February, the youngest member of the Hellabrunn orangutan group was found lifeless in his mother's arms on Sunday morning.Read more


Hellabrunn Zoo is proud to announce the recent births of a baby drill and Sumatran orangutan, two of the most endangered primate species in the world. Both the drill, native to Nigeria and Cameroon, and the Sumatran orangutan, endemic to the Indonesian island of Sumatra, are classified as highly endangered according to the IUCN Red List of...Read more


Like every company, Hellabrunn Zoo conducts an annual stocktake at the end of each year. Although this may sound relatively straightforward, the process is actually quite complicated. Especially as some animals were more cooperative than others.Read more


On Friday, 26 January, a topping out ceremony was held for the new Mühlendorf village at Hellabrunn, situated in an area planned for the zoo’s Europe geozone. The ceremony took place in the morning and was attended by approximately 100 invited guests. The master builder opened the event with a topping out speech, after which Christine Strobl,...Read more


The former leader of the gorilla group at Hellabrunn Zoo has departed. Bagira, the female gorilla, has been transferred to Saarbrücken Zoo. As the silverback (dominant member) of the group, she had been making it difficult for the zoo’s two male juveniles, Tano and Okanda, to socialise with the other gorillas. Tano and Okanda will now live with...Read more


This week Hellabrunn Zoo welcomed four new residents: three male and one female meerkat. The new arrivals from Wildpark Osterzgebirge in Saxony are settling in well at their new home in Munich next to the giraffe enclosure. Read more

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