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News and events

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Namoki the Western lowland gorilla who arrived at Belfast Zoo today.

A special delivery for Belfast Zoo!

15 October 2014

Belfast’s docks have always played a significant role in the history of the city. Today was no different when Namoki, the Western lowland gorilla, arrived on the shores of Belfast!

Namoki the Western lowland gorilla (pictured at Bristol Zoo).

Preparations underway for Namoki’s arrival!

10 October 2014

While most people were busy booking and enjoying summer holidays, over the last few months Belfast Zoo has been busy making travel plans for a very special lady!

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31 October 2014
Boo at the zoo

13, 14, 20, 21 and 22 December 2014
A Magical Christmas



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The majority of our animals are in danger in their natural habitat.

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It receives more than 300,000 visitors a year.

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