Belfast Zoo is owned by Belfast City Council.
The council spends £1.5 million every year on running and promoting the zoo, which is one of the few local government-funded zoos in the UK and Ireland.
The zoo's work is overseen by the council's City Growth and Regeneration Committee. The committee is made up of locally elected councillors.
Visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk for more information about Belfast City Council.