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On Friday, 26 January, a topping out ceremony was held for the new Mühlendorf village at Hellabrunn, situated in an area planned for the zoo’s Europe geozone. The ceremony took place in the morning and was attended by approximately 100 invited guests. The master builder opened the event with a topping out speech, after which Christine Strobl,...Read more


The former leader of the gorilla group at Hellabrunn Zoo has departed. Bagira, the female gorilla, has been transferred to Saarbrücken Zoo. As the silverback (dominant member) of the group, she had been making it difficult for the zoo’s two male juveniles, Tano and Okanda, to socialise with the other gorillas. Tano and Okanda will now live with...Read more


This week Hellabrunn Zoo welcomed four new residents: three male and one female meerkat. The new arrivals from Wildpark Osterzgebirge in Saxony are settling in well at their new home in Munich next to the giraffe enclosure. Read more


In a survey of Hellabrunn Zoo conducted between October 2016 and September 2017, 93 per cent of visitors said they were extremely satisfied with their day out at the zoo. The survey polled all age groups and the respondents expressed their satisfaction for all seasons. The survey was commissioned by Hellabrunn Zoo and conducted independently by...Read more


Dear Colleagues,In 2018, we look forward to continue working together with you to make this another year of exciting stories.We kindly ask you to note the following changes:From 1 January 2018, free admission to the zoo for the media will only be available to journalists or press staff upon prior registration via our new online form.Journalists...Read more


On Thursday, 4 January 2018, the Munich Zoo restaurant opened its doors for the first time under the new operator Marché International – one day later than scheduled due to Storm Eleanor.Read more


This Christmas at Hellabrunn Zoo, the wood bison and the polar bears Giovanna and Quintana were given a delicious festive surprise. The keepers prepared a beautifully decorated Christmas tree adorned with tasty treats for each – which the animals were naturally allowed to knock over.Read more

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