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News and events

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Penguin chicks and parent at Belfast Zoo.

Penguin chicks hatch!

17 June 2016

It’s another cracking success for Belfast Zoo as eight gentoo penguin chicks hatch.

Zira, the baby giant anteater at Belfast Zoo!

Belfast Zoo ‘nose’ the name of the baby giant anteater!

08 June 2016

Earlier this year, we announced the birth of a baby giant anteater and asked for everyone’s help to name the special arrival.

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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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