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News and events

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Lola the Andean bear cub at Belfast Zoo!

First Andean bear cub born at Belfast Zoo in 22 years!

11 July 2016

We are celebrating the first Andean bear birth, at Cave Hill, in more than 20 years!

Penguin chicks and parent at Belfast Zoo.

Penguin chicks hatch!

17 June 2016

It’s another cracking success for Belfast Zoo as eight gentoo penguin chicks hatch.

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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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