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Crowned sifaka
21 Jul 2017
We are jumping for joy with the arrival of a crowned sifaka baby.
Yellow mongoose
14 Jul 2017
We have recently become home to a brother and sister pair of yellow mongoose.
10 Jul 2017
Forget Love Island this summer, our keepers have been busy matchmaking a flock of 41 flamingos.
Southern pudu
06 Jul 2017
Our zoo keepers have said ‘hello deer’ to the latest arrival as the world’s smallest deer, the Southern pudu, has given birth.
A porcupinea at Belfast Zoo
27 Jun 2017
Belfast Zoo has welcomed some prickly new arrivals, as eleven Cape porcupines arrived on 9 June 2017 and can now be seen in their new home!
Two baby lemurs
23 Jun 2017
We recently announced the birth of three baby white-belted ruffed lemurs and asked for your help to name them!
Gentoo penguin chick
15 Jun 2017
Our feathered friends are celebrating Father’s Day as nine gentoo penguin chicks have recently hatched.
A preview of our interactive photography base
14 Jun 2017
We have teamed up with local company, JPB Events to provide a new and interactive element to your day out.
08 Jun 2017
Belfast Zoo opened its doors on Friday evening for Dreamnight, a special charity event for 250 families from the Cancer Fund for Children, Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children.
Queenie as a calf in 2014
05 Jun 2017
We have said a fond farewell to some of our animals this week as they have started their journeys to new homes.
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Date: 06 Aug 2017 - 03 Sep 2017

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Date: 28 Aug 2017

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Big Cat Caturday...

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Boo at the zoo
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Date: 28 Oct 2017

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