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News and events

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Jaya the Goodfellow's tree kangaroo with a joey in her pouch, at Belfast Zoo.

UK first as Belfast Zoo welcomes a ‘good little fellow’!

24 October 2014

It’s a UK first for Belfast Zoological Gardens as a Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo has been born!

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!

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31 October 2014
Boo at the zoo

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



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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