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News and events

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Rothschild's giraffe calf.

Rothschild’s giraffe calf death saddens Belfast Zoo team

16 April 2015

Belfast Zoo was shocked and saddened by the unexpected death of the Rothschild’s giraffe calf, which was born on Sunday 5 April 2015 to mother, Sandsteen and father, Finn.

Shay Wong attended the official opening of the Adventurers' Learning Centre at Belfast Zoo.

Shay Wong wins school competition!

14 April 2015

We recently ran a competition for all primary schools in Northern Ireland and Shay Wong was selected as the winner!

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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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