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News and events

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Red howler monkey.

Howls erupt from Cave Hill this Halloween, as zoo welcomes new arrivals!

29 October 2015

Have you heard hair-raising howls echoing across Cave Hill this Halloween? Don’t worry it’s not something that ‘goes bump in the night’, it’s just Belfast Zoo’s latest arrivals!

Phoenix the red panda at Belfast Zoo.

Phoenix starts her journey to Finland!

1 October 2015

Belfast Zoo born red panda, Phoenix, has started the journey to her new home at Ähtäri Zoo, in Finland, as part of the collaborative and global breeding programme for the species.

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01 October 2015
Santa tickets ON SALE

12, 13, 19, 20 and 21 December 2015
Christmas at the zoo

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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