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Togo the giraffe was found dead in his barn this morning. He passed away shortly before his 24th birthday.
On Tuesday, 12 May, a specially-designed transport vehicle made its way from Munich to Heidelberg. The 1.6-tonne elephant Ludwig travelled to his new home at Heidelberg Zoo in a custom-built truck. Everything went well. The four-year-old arrived safe and sound and has now joined the elephant bachelor group at Heidelberg Zoo.
Hellabrunn Zoo's female giraffe Kabonga was euthanized on Friday, 8 May, to relieve her painful suffering. Age-related conditions and the birth of a feeble calf in December 2014 resulted in her find it increasingly difficult to move.
On 6 May 2015, Hellabrunn Zoo threw a big birthday party - which was also a farewell party for our beloved elephant Ludwig who will be moving to Heidelberg shortly.
In May, Ludwig, the youngest and only male elephant at Hellabrunn Zoo, turns four years old. Old enough to venture out into the (not so) big wide world.
The perfect weather to venture outside and explore something new: On 15 April, Hellabrunn's gorillas and chimpanzees made their first foray out into the newly revamped outdoor enclosures of their new homes in the Jungle House.
Hellabrunn Zoo now offers two new attractions at the Show Arena: The new shows Falconer at Work and Meet the Domestic Animals will complement the existing programme - the Birds of Prey and Aerobatic Pigeon shows.