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So small, yet so tall!Read more


The zoo is mourning Nurejev, Hellabrunn’s stately tiger. Nurejev had to be put to sleep yesterday (March 14th) at the age of 17. The tiger was advanced in years with reduced mobility and for a long time had been very sedate. Since last autumn Nurejev showed signs of mobility issues and was increasingly unsteady on his feet. From that point on...Read more


The term ‘gentle giant’ doesn’t cut it at the moment, but looking at Mum and Dad it’s clear that the little one suckling at its mother’s breast will one day be large and very strong. On 8 February after approximately 37 weeks in Mum Bagira’s tummy, a little western lowland gorilla was born at Hellabrunn zoo. Munich’s gorilla group now comprises...Read more


After a pregnancy lasting approx.180 days, Kaduna (an 8-year-old female drill) had her first child on 24 January. You have to look very closely if you want a glimpse of the baby though. The proud father, Bakut (aged 9) and aunt Afi (6) are both delighted with the little one, although even they can’t get close: Kaduna holds the baby tightly and...Read more


Hellabrunn’s 2012 Inventory: 19,183 animals from 757 speciesRead more


The new home for Hellabrunn’s giraffes is taking shape: the impressive external walls are already up. Even the facade and the weight-bearing roof trusses are in place.Read more


Our Blacktip reef sharks now live in a 14 meter tank in the aquarium.Read more

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