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News and events

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Charlie the Barbary lion.

Belfast Zoo says a sad farewell to Charlie the Barbary lion.

05 August 2015

We are sad to announce the recent death of Charlie the Barbary lion.

A penguin chick at Belfast Zoo.

March of the baby penguins

17 July 2015

Three gentoo penguin chicks are delighting Belfast Zoo visitors this summer!

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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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