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Munich Zoo

Stuck for school holiday ideas on how to keep the kids entertained? One thing which may captivate their imagination is the new aquarium at Munich's Zoo ( Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn). After six months of building work the " Underwater Wonderworld" opened at the end of July 2004. The previous small, dank, and dark aquarium has been completely renovated into 1.7 km of bright, colourful, and crystal clear waterways. The Zoo is in Thalkirchen, 5 minutes' walk from the U-Bahn station (U3 South). It's open every day from 8am to 6pm. Entry is €9, €4.50 for kids, toddlers and babies go free. If you prefer to visit from the comfort of your desktop, there are five webcams including the Chimpanzee enclosure (feeding time is 15:30 hrs). ...

Munich Zoo "elephant webcam":

Comment by verena:did you know one of Tierpark Hellabrunn's elephant cows is pregnant and is going to have her baby elephant by febuary?!August 12, 2004 08:08 AM

Update:Such a shame. The baby elephant was dead on arrival. This happened two days ago (Jan 25th). The gestation period for elephants is 21 months. Apparently it's quite common that a cow elephant's first born does not survive.


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