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Zoo entrance
19 Apr 2019
Today the zoo has been extremely busy with Easter visitors!
vicuna
18 Apr 2019
Belfast Zoo welcomes vicuña, saki and white-belted ruffer lemur babies and two Eastern bongo. The zoo says a fond farewell to red pandas cubs, Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo offspring, Colombian spider monkey, Cape porcupines, capybara and red squirrels.
celebrating 85 years
20 Mar 2019
Belfast Zoo is 85 years old and to celebrate is hosting a birthday party on Saturday 30 March with a treasure hunt offering 85 fantastic prizes.
zoo sign
27 Feb 2019
Belfast Zoo is undertaking essential maintenance in its main car park from Tuesday 5 March to Thursday 7 March 2019.
Discover more with ‘science behind the zoo’
25 Feb 2019
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a zookeeper, you’ll not want to miss our ‘Science Behind the Zoo’ event taking place on Saturday 23 March.
snake
20 Feb 2019
Older people are being invited to discover more about wildlife conservation and native species at Belfast Zoo next month, as part of the Belfast Festival of Learning.
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.
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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...

science behind the zoo
Science behind the Zoo...

Date: 05 Oct 2019

Join our zoo educators, curators and veterinary staff for a fun-filled day of learnin...

camera
Jessops Level 1 Photography ...

Date: 19 Oct 2019

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

halloween
Boo at the Zoo...

Date: 26 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

Join Belfast Zoo for the award-winning spooktacular Halloween event with fang-tastic ...