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News and events

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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!

Belfast Zoo's giraffe herd welcome the latest arrival!

Endangered giraffe born at Belfast Zoo!

14 April 2016

Visitors got a surprise at Belfast Zoo on Tuesday 5 April when they witnessed the birth of an endangered Rothschild’s giraffe calf.

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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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