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Irish honeybees
15 Aug 2017
On Wednesday 2 August 2017, we welcomed the arrival of a colony of 2,000 Irish black honeybees.
Inclusive guide
03 Aug 2017
Following the success of our first quiet hour this July our team has developed a new inclusive visual guide for visitors to use when planning their visit.
Red squirrel
28 Jul 2017
We are celebrating another conservation success with the birth of five red squirrel kittens.
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.
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.
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camera
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...

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Jessops Level 1 Photography ...

Date: 20 Jul 2019

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

quiet hour
Quiet Hour...

Date: 28 Jul 2019

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

explorer's club
Explorer’s Club...

Date: 29 Jul 2019 - 02 Aug 2019

Keep your little explorer’s busy this summer with the adventure of a lifetime at Belf...

gorilla
Adopter’s Day...

Date: 10 Aug 2019

Belfast Zoo’s annual adopter’s day includes early bird entry and a guided tour of the...

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Adopter's Days...

Date: 10 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019

We have two Adopter's Day events at Belfast Zoo this August....