Indian summer at Hellabrunn Zoo
Indian summer has arrived at Hellabrunn Zoo. The warm rays of the October sun and the kaleidoscope of autumn colours make a stroll through the zoo an amazing experience. Even the animals are enjoying the mild autumn weather to the fullest.
Most of the residents at Hellabrunn such as Puri the Indian rhinoceros, Gajendra the elephant and the red ruffed lemur are taking advantage of the last warm rays by relaxing in the sunshine in their enclosure. The dama gazelle can also be seen strolling through their autumnal enclosure, which set against a background of golden leaves provides one of the many beautiful photo opportunities that are currently being discovered at the zoo at this time of year.
Olga the brown bear and the alpine marmots, on the other hand, have already retreated to their cosy winter den, where they will hibernate for the entire winter.
The change of season is also evident in the Polar World: the Arctic foxes’ grey fur is gradually transforming into a thick, white coat to blend in with the snow. Likewise the mountain hare, which visitors have until now only seen with a brown coat, is becoming increasingly whiter with each passing day.
"Autumn is a particularly exciting time of year for visitors,” says zoo director Rasem Baban. “The colourful foliage creates a spectacular scenery, allowing you to experience the domestic and exotic species at Hellabrunn in a different setting. When the weather is as beautiful as it is today, there’s nothing better than an autumn stoll through the zoo."
Opening hours in autumn and winter:
9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily until 29 October 2017.
From 30 October 2017 - 23 March 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily.