After a year of construction work Hellabrunn is opening its 10,000 m2, African giraffe savannah.
Togo (22), a giraffe bull and the love of his life, Kabonga (19) with their youngest child, two-month old son Naledi, are enjoying their new home near the Isar entrance to the full. No wonder. They now live alongside meerkats and porcupines in the 10,000 m2 African giraffe savannah. Hellabrunn’s newest attraction celebrated its opening just in time for the Whitsun holidays. Stadtsparkasse München sponsored the new development to the tune of 3 million euros.
“To see the giraffe family in their new, light-filled home is really special. It was my greatest wish to give these dignified animals a home befitting their species,” said zoo director, Dr. Andreas Knieriem. “The new stall is five times bigger than their old one in the elephant house. And visitors now get unrivalled contact with the giraffes; separated by just a pane of glass, they can get really close to these majestic animals.”
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