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Discussion in 'Germany' started by Jordan-Jaguar97, 3 Dec 2011.

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    A Javan gibbon has been born to the tierpark's pair.
     
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    These are the two females I was told would be leaving (for Munich) when I was there in May. Its a pity they couldn't have gone to Bristol but there is obviously a 'waiting list' to establish new groups for this species and Munich were obviously further up than Bristol, having had a male from Wuppertal since April 2011 (if I read it correctly) whereas Bristol only got their two(castrated?) males quite recently.
     
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    Zoo director Dr. Knierim is the Drill studbook keeper....
     
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    To be the studbook keeper in this case would he/she have moved from a Zoo that was keeping Drills before?

    its obviously a big help when acquiring females to set up a group!
     
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    7.7.0 Northern Rockhopper Penguin arrived from Vienna, along with 2.0 King Penguin from Madrid
     
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    Earlier this week a still unsex young was born in the Muenich gorilla-family. Mother of the baby is Bagira and it's her 7th young. Father is Roututu had it's his 16th young.
    With the baby the group now contains 7 animals : the unnamed baby, Roututu, Bagira, Sonja, Neema, Sadiki und Kajolu.
     
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    1.0 Reticulated Giraffe born
     
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    Good news indeed. The mother is one of the two females(Kaduna & Afi) that was transferred from Port Lympne last year. I rather hoped they would have stayed in the UK- perhaps sent to Bristol to form a group there?- but there is evidently a waiting list for Zoos wanting to breed this species, and as Munich are the co-ordinators of the Studbook, its not surprising they got them first!;)
     
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    With 3 more young born this spring, Californian Sealion male Barney has become for the 32th time father ! The young from this year are 1 male and 2 females.
     
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    Thanks Duerener1 for sharing ! Saw also the video on German Television and there they told this is the first filmed birth of Polar bears ! Can anyone confirm this ?
     
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    It was not the first birth, which was filmed. In Rhenen, Brno and in Japan there have been several polar bear births. In Munich it was the first birth, which was geflimt in color. The quality is much better.

    On the top side are now the videos of births to see
     
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    A REVIEW OF 2013

    Overview of the key highlights of the fiscal year 2013:
    - Zoo with rich variety of animals and species: At the end of the fiscal year 2013, Hellabrunn had 19,132 animals comprising 752 different species living at the zoo. This makes the zoo in Munich the most diverse zoo in Europe both in terms of the number of animals and the variety of species.- In the last fiscal year, 1,717,473 visitors visited Hellabrunn Zoo. This is the second highest attendance figure since the zoo was founded in 1911.

    - Annual pass sales once again increased over the successful prior year figure: 30,668 annual passes were sold in 2013. This represents an increase of 25 per cent compared to 2012.

    - The 10,000 m2 Giraffe Savannah opened on the Whitsun weekend in 2013, after only one year of construction. The new residents are reticulated giraffes, meerkats and porcupines, all living in close proximity to each other, just like in their African homeland.

    - Animal births in 2013 include the birth of the polar bear twins on 9 December 2013, widely reported around the world. Other successes of targeted breeding programmes in 2013 include the birth of baby giraffes, gorillas and the endangered drill.

    - Animals relocated from other European zoos to Hellabrunn Zoo and have been living in Munich since 2013 are as follows: cape hyrax, meerkats, swamp wallabies, porcupines, fats sand rats and Girgentana goats.

    - Hellabrunn Zoo on social media: Hellabrunn Zoo's Facebook page went live in 2012. The Facebook page recorded a 143 per cent increase in Likes in the course of 2013 and currently stands at 15,210 Likes. The video clips posted on Hellabrunn’s YouTube channel to celebrate the birth of the polar bear twins in mid-December 2013 recorded almost 192,000 hits within two weeks.