Biodiversity at Münchener Tierpark HellabrunnJune 6, 2016
Immersion, learning and discovery – Alpine foothill biodiversity is the main focus at the Mühlendorf, a mill village taking shape at Munich’s Hellabrunn Zoo. Covering an area of 23,200 square metres, the immersive landscape with a village character will be home to endangered domestic species such as Werdenfels cattle, Bavarian country geese, Girgentana goats or Sulmtaler chickens.
The buildings and livestock facilities are modelled after traditional farmhouses found in the region, making it possible to experience zoo animals and wildlife animals such as grass snakes, toads and bats in a real-life environment.
The Mühlendorf will stimulate the inquisitive minds of both children and adults and establish a link between local biodiversity and globalism. At various locations, visitors will be able to explore, for example, the life cycles of a stream, follow the swarm of activity in a woodpile or the hum of a beehive, and get better acquainted with nature’s eco-engineers. A farm shop, a zoo school and a beer garden round out the offerings.
“We are pleased to be developing the Mühledorf project and to bring biodiversity and the local flora and fauna to life for young and older researchers with our architectural and landscape concept,” says Kieran Stanley.