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Our feathered friends celebrated Father’s Day with nine gentoo penguin chicks that have recently hatched. We are now home to 37 gentoo penguins.

Explorers young and old can now start their adventure at with a visit to our NEW photography base camp.

We opened our doors on 2 June evening for Dreamnight, a special charity event for families from the Cancer Fund for Children, Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children.

Our 34th annual photo competition launched on Monday 10 April. Come along and take your best snap.

Ever fancied feeding a penguin, having lunch with a lemur or getting up close to a herd of giraffes?

If you fancy mucking in or mucking out with our giraffes and elephants then here’s your chance.

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Sumatran tiger
Kinabalu the Sumatran tiger’...

Date: 02 Jul 2017

For a ‘grr-eat’ day out, come along and celebrate Kinabalu the Sumatran tiger’s 10th ...

Zoo Explorers' Club
Explorers’ Club...

Date: 03 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017

Keep your little explorers busy this summer with the adventure of a lifetime at our E...

Quiet hour
Shh... It's quiet hour...

Date: 09 Jul 2017

On Sunday 9 July 2017, we will go quiet for visitors on the autism spectrum....

Birthday gorilla
Olivia the gorilla’s birthda...

Date: 28 Aug 2017

Go APE to celebrate little Olivia’s first birthday...

Caturday
Big Cat Caturday...

Date: 09 Sep 2017

Call by this ‘Caturday’ to learn more....

Boo at the zoo
Boo at the zoo...

Date: 28 Oct 2017

Dust the cobwebs off your favourite costume and jump on your broomstick to Belfast Zo...