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News and events

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Zhen the Francois langur, being hand-reared by Belfast Zoo curator, Andrew Hope.

A special Christmas delivery!

04 December 2014

While children across the world are dreaming of Christmas Day and their presents from Santa Claus, Belfast Zoo has already had a very special Christmas delivery.

African wild dog at Belfast Zoo.

A sad farewell to Usiku, the African wild dog

01 December 2014

We are sad to announce the recent death of Usiku, the African wild dog.

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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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