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The mandrill group at Hellabrunn Zoo was transferred from Munich to Vietnam at the end of last week. Their departure will provide more space for the endangered and closely related drills.
On 14 December 2017, Puri the Indian rhinoceros was transferred from Hellabrunn Zoo to Amersfoort Zoo in the Netherlands. He arrived safe and sound at his new home.
Not many people know that Hellabrunn’s little Indian rhinoceros, Puri, is a true rarity: he is the first offspring of mum Rapti and is considered particularly valuable genetically, because his mother originally comes from a national park in Nepal. And so, despite his young age, the little Puri has an important mission in mind – to produce many...
On 21 November, the female polar bear cub Quintana celebrated her first birthday with a delicious ice cake and presents. The keepers set up a birthday table in the tundra enclosure and threw a fun party for the not-so-little cub: the one-year-old Quintana already tips the scales at 120 kilos.
Since mid-October, the Jungle World at Hellabrunn Zoo has been graced with the presence of two female Bali mynas flying around the enclosure. These beautiful, but critically endangered birds are the flagship species of the new EAZA Silent Forest campaign, which is supported by Hellabrunn as a participating zoo.
In late October, the Rhino House welcomed new residents: two Visayan warty pigs were transferred from Belfast Zoo to a male-only enclosure at Hellabrunn. Here in Munich the lively duo are ambassadors for their near-extinct species, currently found in the wild on only two islands in the Philippines.
This year, three species at Hellabrunn Zoo received a delightful Halloween surprise: the mandrills, orangutans and tigers were treated to a variety of tasty pumpkins.