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Web accessibility

This website is managed by Belfast City Council.

It has been designed with accessibility in mind and follows the accessibility guidelines issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

We aim to meet Level AA of the W3C Web Accessibility Guidelines

Access keys

We use access keys with this website. These provide a keyboard shortcut for users wanting to go directly to specific parts of the site and help those who do not use a pointing device, such as a mouse.

The access keys are:

  • S - Skip navigation
  • 1 - Home page
  • 2 - News and events
  • 4 - Search
  • 5 - Frequently Asked Questions
  • 7 - Contact us
  • 8 - Privacy and data protection
  • 9 - Feedback
  • 0 - Access key details

How to use access keys

Access keys work slightly differently depending on which web browser and type of computer you are using.

PC users

If you are using a PC, press 'alt' and the access key character at the same time. Then press enter to go to the webpage.

Mac users

If you are using a Mac, press 'control' and the access key character at the same time.

Alternative text

We try to make sure that all images on this site have brief alternative text which, where appropriate, identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off, or when you rollover an image with your mouse.


All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.

Text size

The text on this website has been styled using a non-fixed value in a style sheet. This means that users can easily change the text size using their browser settings.

More help

For more information and help changing your browser, computer, mouse and keyboard settings, please visit the BBC's My Web My Way section

Your feedback

We are working hard to make our website as accessible as possible to the widest range of people. We welcome your feedback if you feel there are areas of the site which need to be improved.

You can tell us what you think by using our feedback form

You can also email or phone 028 9077 6277.

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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