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A new species has arrived at Hellabrunn Zoo! Since the end of last week, four raccoons have moved into the former puma enclosure and made it their own. The new arrivals will not only offer visitors an opportunity to make new friends, but also to learn more about invasive species and neozoa.
Summer is just around the corner, which means not only the emergence of lush shades of green in the landscape, but also a time when the animal kingdom prepares for new offspring. Amongst the first are the flamingos at zoo that are currently brooding.
The Elephant enclosure at Hellabrunn Zoo is now equipped with new animal enrichment facilities. The enrichment toys, which provide the Asian elephants with daily challenges to forage for their food, have already withstood the "bull test".
Visitors who are planning to see the chimpanzees and gorillas at Hellabrunn Zoo will now find an exciting new arrival in the Jungle Pavilion: a panther chameleon. This fascinating reptile can change its colour within minutes depending on mood and may display a different colour each time you visit.
This week, the Giraffe Savannah at Hellabrunn Zoo welcomed the arrival of a new enclosure mate. Two-year-old Zawadi was transferred to Munich from Cologne Zoo. Zawadi, meaning gift in Swahili, will join the zoo’s all-female giraffe group, which includes her sister Baridi.
When planning a trip to the zoo, the first must-see attractions for many visitors are the big animals at Hellabrunn: the elephants, tigers and polar bears. But a visit to the aquarium is also worthwhile - because what many do not know is that the seahorses have given birth!
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...