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Lemur baby
25 May 2017
We are celebrating the arrival of three critically endangered white-belted ruffed lemurs and we need your help naming the wide-eyed wonders.
Daisy keeps an eye on Gilbert
18 May 2017
Friday 19 May 2017 is endangered species day, a day aimed at recognising the conservation efforts to protect the wildlife and habitats of the world.
Hedgehog
05 May 2017
Hedgehog Awareness Week seems like the perfect time for our latest announcement.
Vixen the Red Panda
03 May 2017
Botanic Gardens and Fleming Fulton School’s P5 class have extended a warm welcome to Belfast Zoo’s newest resident, Vixen, the female red panda.
Birthdays at the zoo
28 Apr 2017
If the stress of party planning and entertaining a group of ‘little monkeys’ is driving you ‘wild’, then look no further.
A good little fellow hops out at Belfast Zoo this Easter
21 Apr 2017
It’s not just the Easter bunny that Belfast Zoo staff have spotted this Easter.
Our new reptile and amphibian house is now open.
13 Apr 2017
Visitors can slither over to Belfast Zoo this Easter to visit the newly renovated and extended reptile and amphibian house, which is now home to more than fifteen new species.
Volunteers
16 Mar 2017
Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, Belfast Zoo welcomed more than 40 ‘saintly’ volunteers.
World Host
13 Mar 2017
Belfast Zoo is one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and most popular visitor attractions and we have achieved this through our visitor-inspired ethos.
Belfast zoo competition
08 Mar 2017
Celebrate the release of the epic adventure Kong - Skull Island movie.
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Date: 07 Jun 2019

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Quiet Hour...

Date: 29 Jun 2019

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