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We are celebrating a ‘capy’tivating love story
20 Feb 2019
We are delighted to announce the birth of our third set of capybara babies in the past year!
Woo at the zoo
05 Feb 2019
Woo your ‘beau’ at the zoo this valentines, with our purr-fect couple’s deal.
Opening hours
01 Feb 2019
Belfast Zoo will be closed from Monday 21 January to Friday 25 January 2019 and from Monday 28 January to Saturday 2 February 2019 (this date has been extended due to inclement weather).
Zoo Card
25 Jan 2019
Belfast Zoo is excited to announce its first photography workshop in partnership with Jessops Academy. The award-winning Level 1 photography course is suitable for complete beginners and includes classroom learning and practical sessions in the beautiful setting of the zoo’s Cavehill site.
Meerkat
23 Jan 2019
Shortly after Christmas 2018, Belfast zoo sent out a call requesting for the public to donate any natural Christmas trees and were amazed with the response!
meercat
18 Jan 2019
Keepers at Belfast Zoological Gardens have been busy this January, performing their annual stock take of animals. This includes a head count of over 600 animals and more than 120 different species!
Zoo
07 Jan 2019
The report details the deaths of three giraffes which occurred at Belfast Zoo in 2018.
Monkey
13 Dec 2018
Santa Claus isn’t the only man in red to arrive this Christmas, as Belfast Zoo is celebrating the birth of a little red titi monkey!
Junior Keeper
10 Dec 2018
Many children dream of becoming a zoo keeper when they grow up, and now Belfast Zoo is offering the chance for young animal lovers to try out their career aspirations with a new ‘junior keeper for a day’ experience.
Gorilla
03 Dec 2018
Are you doing a clear out before Christmas and thinking of dumping some old clothes that are gathering dust in your wardrobe?
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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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Love your zoo...

Date: 25 May 2019 - 27 May 2019

Swing by with your little monkeys to celebrate your local zoo and have a ZOOPER day o...

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Quiet Hour...

Date: 27 May 2019

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

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Love your zoo...

Date: 01 Jun 2019 - 02 Jun 2019

Swing by with your little monkeys to celebrate your local zoo and have a ZOOPER day o...

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Dreamnight at Belfast Zoo 20...

Date: 07 Jun 2019

Dreamnight at the zoo is a special charity event that is held globally and hosted by ...

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Quiet Hour...

Date: 29 Jun 2019

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