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Rothschild's giraffe calf
24 May 2021
An endangered Rothschild’s giraffe was born in Belfast Zoo on Thursday 13 May 2021 in view of hundreds of visitors!
Baby bongo at Belfast Zoo
30 Apr 2021
The Easter Bunny came early to Belfast Zoo as on Saturday 3 April, keepers discovered that a critically-endangered bongo had been born in the early hours.
Changing Places facility at Belfast Zoo
23 Apr 2021
Belfast Zoo will reopen to the public on Friday 30 April and will open its new Changing Places facility.
Barbary lion at Belfast Zoo
23 Apr 2021
Tickets are now on sale ahead of our reopening when we will be welcoming back visitors from Friday 30 April.
Red panda
16 Mar 2021
Have you ever visited Belfast Zoo and wondered why there are barrels hanging in the elephant paddock, why are the chimpanzees poking at termite mounds and why the lions are playing with sacks? These are all animal enrichment activities.
Blue-throated macaw
09 Mar 2021
Two critically endangered blue-throated macaws have settled into their new home at Belfast Zoo.
Train at Belfast Zoo
08 Mar 2021
Did you know that our birthday is coming up? The zoo turns 87 on the 28 March and in order to help celebrate our lockdown birthday we would love to see some of your old photographs and videos!
Easter bunny faces made from egg cartons
03 Mar 2021
With Easter Sunday just over a month away, we would like you to set aside your cardboard egg cartons as we have a cracking competition coming your way!
Andean Bear
22 Feb 2021
Due to essential maintenance work, our phone lines and email will be unavailable for most of the day.
red squirrel kitten
01 Feb 2021
Belfast Zoo has welcomed the news of red squirrels born at Ballykinler Training Area. The squirrels are part of a breeding programme to increase the population of the native species across forests in Northern Ireland.
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