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On 27-28 August, Hellabrunn Zoo will mark International Bat Night with special events in the Bat Cave and the Jungle World. Between 11am - 5pm, visitors will have an opportunity to learn everything worth knowing about bats and the closely related flying foxes (megabats) and observe them up close.
Last Friday, Paula, the 14-month-old female lynx, was transferred from Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich to Poland, where she will help launch a reintroduction project for the resettlement of lynx in the wild in Pomerania.
An exciting task awaits six Girgentana goats who were born at Hellabrunn Zoo in 2015 and 2016. The six will participate in a grazing project with other goats to maintain a sprawling area of open green space in and around Leipzig.
On Wednesday, 3 August 2016, the female elephants Temi, Mangala, Panang and Steffi were introduced to their renovated home and have since been testing the new Elephant House at Hellabrunn Zoo for stability and construction defects. Meanwhile, work on the outdoor enclosure has been delayed due to heavy rainfall.
On Saturday, 6 August 2016, the Murnau-Werdenfels cow with the unlikely name Goat turns 20. This is a record age for cattle. To celebrate the achievement, the keepers at Hellabrunn Zoo are making a birthday cake, which will be presented to the birthday cow at 2 pm on Saturday.
On Wednesday, 27 July 2016, Hellabrunn opened an Asian restaurant at the zoo. The new concession stand, designed in a traditional Far Eastern architectural style, was erected on the site of the former Lion restaurant. The landscape around the new Asian eaterie, which includes the area between the nearby lion, elephant and tortoise outdoor...
Those who are interested in exotic ghost insects, hairy spider legs and scaly reptiles such as snakes and lizards will encounter a special place. Hellabrunn Zoo's newly opened Discovery Cave in the Jungle World features creepy crawlies and reptiles in all shapes and sizes and specifically caters for guided tours for children and adult as well as...