Welcome to Belfast Zoological Gardens
Red squirrel leader!
We're celebrating an 'incREDible' achievement for Northern Ireland wildlife! Four red squirrels, born at Belfast Zoo, have been released into the wild at Glenarm estate.
Read more about red squirrel conservation success
Play park closed
Our play park is closed as we have started work on our new Adventurers' learning centre. The centre will open later this year. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Looking for an animal or species?
Click on the first letter of its name to find out more.
We welcomed our first gorilla baby in 16 years in August 2013. You voted in your hundreds to name the baby Baako, which means first born child. Baako is considered a miracle baby as when his father's fertility was tested, the results were less than promising!
What we're doing to help animals in danger.
Discover how we care for our animals
How you can help protect endangered species