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News and events

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Ballymena the giraffe calf.

‘IT’S A GIRL’ for Neja and Finn!

19 September 2014

Belfast Zoo welcomed a Rothschild’s giraffe calf on Monday 01 September and keepers are delighted to announce that the infant is a girl!

Xiao Xing, the Francois' langur.

A ‘little star’ arrives at Belfast Zoo!

16 September 2014

Belfast Zoo has welcomed a ‘little star’ to the family.

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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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