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Zookeeper feeding a group of lemursInterested in working for Belfast Zoo?

You'll find news about our latest vacancies here.

Latest jobs

Permanent jobs at the zoo are advertised in the local press and via

Work experience

Work placements are co-ordinated by Belfast City Council.

If you want to arrange a placement at the zoo, call Mary Cunningham on 028 9032 0202 (extension 3237) or email

Placements are limited. We can only accept work experience requests if you are aged 18 or over and attending an animal-related course at college or university.

Academic and postgraduate opportunities

All proposals for academic research about the zoo should be submitted to our education team.

They will then take your pitch to our research committee for approval.

The committee is made up of representatives from Queen's University, Belfast and staff from the zoo.

For more information, call our education team on 028 9076 6277 (extension 204) or email us at

Our animals

Belfast Zoo is home to over 1,000 animals and more than 150 different species.

The majority of our animals are in danger in their natural habitat.

About the zoo

Belfast Zoo opened in 1934 and is one of Northern Ireland's top attractions.

It receives more than 300,000 visitors a year.


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