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boy looking at animals
06 Aug 2019
Belfast Zoo is delighted to offer brand-new audio tours for the first time.
Citi volunteers swing by to lend a hand
29 Jul 2019
A group of 12 volunteers from Citi Bank recently braved the Northern Irish summer (all-day rain) to muck in with some essential maintenance around the zoo.
squirrels
19 Jul 2019
Belfast Zoo has recently been awarded a silver award from professional body BIAZA (British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums) for their dedication to red squirrel conservation.
death's head cockroach
11 Jul 2019
The zoo has unveiled five new species of invertebrate to ‘bug out’ about, including the Brazilian salmon pink bird-eating spider, Honduran curly haired tarantula, emperor scorpion, giant African millipede and death’s head cockroach.
opening hours
11 Jul 2019
We are open over the bank holiday weekend as normal from 10am-6pm (last admissions 5pm).
penguin
09 Jul 2019
It has been a busy summer so far for Belfast Zoo with bundles of new animals making an appearance.
ape
08 Jul 2019
We recently had visitors from Carnmoney Ladies FC donating their last season’s footballs to Belfast Zoo for animal enrichment and upcycling.
giraffe
28 Jun 2019
Is Belfast Zoo’s adorable baby giraffe’s name.
baby giraffe
27 Jun 2019
Belfast Zoo’s latest addition, the Rothschild’s giraffe calf, will be taking his first steps outside soon!
Popcorn and Peanut, our little flamingo chicks
14 Jun 2019
Do you remember our little flamingo chicks Popcorn and Peanut?
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Could you be our next big wi...

Date: 22 Apr 2019 - 20 Sep 2019

Get ready to ‘zoom’ in and get those amazing snaps for our annual photography competi...

quiet hour
Quiet Hour...

Date: 25 Aug 2019

Shhhh! Visitors on the autism spectrum and those with sensory requirements can enjoy ...

Sensory day
Sensory Day...

Date: 07 Sep 2019

Following the success of its first Sensory Day in 2018, Belfast Zoo is delighted to o...

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Jessops Level 1 Photography ...

Date: 14 Sep 2019

Join Jessops award-winning Level 1 photography course for complete beginners in the u...

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Jessops Level 1 Photography ...

Date: 19 Oct 2019

Join Jessops award-winning Level 1 photography course for complete beginners in the u...

halloween
Boo at the Zoo...

Date: 26 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

Join Belfast Zoo for the award-winning spooktacular Halloween event with fang-tastic ...