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News and events

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Capybara baby at Belfast Zoo.

Happy ‘capy’ babies arrive at Belfast Zoo!

23 May 2016

Belfast Zoo keepers are hearing the ‘pitter-patter’ of tiny webbed feet as Charlie and Lola, the capybaras, welcomed four pups on 10 May 2016.

Ballycasey and mum, Neja.

IT’S A GIRL for Neja and Finn!

28 April 2016

We are delighted to announce our giraffe calf is a girl and has now been named!

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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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