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Asian elephant
18 Jun 2018
Belfast Zoo is due to hit the big screen on 29 June 2018 when ‘Zoo’ is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland and to celebrate we are offering you the chance to win a ZOOPER prize!
We have recently launched a new accessible vehicle, which will be available for visitors to book throughout the summer.
18 Jun 2018
We have recently launched a new accessible vehicle, which will be available for visitors to book throughout the summer.
Capybara babies
15 Jun 2018
We would like to say a big thank you to Samantha Francey who helped us name our two newest little capybaras.
Zoo is based on the true story of our ‘elephant angel’
14 Jun 2018
It was lights, camera, action last year as Belfast Zoo travelled back to the 1940’s wartime when the movie, ‘Zoo’ was filmed onsite. Zoo is due to be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 29 June 2018!
Colombian spider monkey
11 Jun 2018
We are sorry to announce that a spider monkey, which escaped from our zoo on Saturday night, has died after being clipped by a car on the motorway.
Red squirrels
06 Jun 2018
On Saturday 2 June 2018, we celebrated another conservation success when two female red squirrels, born at the Cave Hill site, left the zoo as part of a release programme at Silent Valley Mountain Park.
Friends of the Zoo fundraising
05 Jun 2018
Our volunteer group, the Friends of the Zoo, recently swung into action and completed a sponsored abseil of the Europa Hotel to raise funds for a range of zoo projects.
A day in the life of...
31 May 2018
Have you ever wondered what life behind the scenes at the zoo is really like or dreamed of walking in the wellie boots of a zoo keeper?
Love your Zoo
23 May 2018
We are encouraging visitors to ‘Love Your Zoo’ this Bank Holiday weekend with a range of family fun activities taking place including craft-making, face-painting, keeper talks and daily feeding times.
Children watch the giraffes
18 May 2018
We have launched a new and innovative education programme to inspire future generations of children to discover the world around us and to become champions for wildlife conservation.
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Our 35th annual photographic...

Date: 02 May 2018 - 14 Sep 2018

We’re looking for the next big wildlife photographer!...

Sensory day
Sensory Day...

Date: 30 Jun 2018

We are proud to be a family-friendly visitor attraction and we are committed to makin...

FREE shuttle bus to and from...

Date: 30 Jun 2018 - 08 Jul 2018

The shuttle bus will be available from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre on 30 June, 1...

Zoo Explorers’ Club
Zoo Explorers’ Club...

Date: 02 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

Keep your ‘little explorers’ busy this summer with the adventure of a lifetime at our...

Adopters’ Day
Adopters’ Day...

Date: 18 Aug 2018

Animal adopters are invited to our exclusive animal adopter’s day which takes place e...

Boo at the zoo
Boo at the zoo...

Date: 27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018

Dust the cobwebs off your favourite costume and jump on your broomstick to Belfast Zo...