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Coronavirus signage at Belfast Zoo
05 Aug 2020
On Sunday 5 July, staff had the pleasure of welcoming members, supporters and brand new visitors back to the zoo since being temporarily closed to the public for over three months.
Lord Mayor of Belfast with giraffes
22 Jul 2020
Belfast Lord Mayor Alderman, Frank McCoubrey, has paid us a visit to thank staff for their hard work during lockdown and meet our newest zoo residents!
baby giraffe Ballyronan
16 Jul 2020
Baby giraffe Ronan makes welcome debut - just in time for our reopening!
Social distancing ground markings at Belfast Zoo
30 Jun 2020
We are delighted to announce that we will reopen to the public on Sunday 5 July, under new strict health and safety measures which adhere to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines. In reopening, our top priority is keeping our staff, our animals and our visitors as safe as possible.
Newborn Scottish wildcat pair born at the zoo
26 Jun 2020
A pair of “purrrrfect” rare Scottish wildcat kittens were born during lockdown, as part of a breeding project to save the species.
Monkeys playing with enrichment
03 Jun 2020
From Saturday 23 May – Sunday 31 May we celebrated Love Your Zoo Week 2020!
Trees and footpath at Belfast Zoo
07 May 2020
Share with us your favourite snaps from any recent visits to the zoo!
Michael Griffith holding a turtle
23 Apr 2020
Belfast Zoo Veterinarian, Michael Griffith, oversees the health care of the 120 species that call the zoo home.
animals with Easter treats
20 Apr 2020
Our keepers created colourful Easter themed treats for the animals, so that they didn't miss out on the festive fun.
baby tree kangaroo
08 Apr 2020
We are so pleased to welcome three newborn babies to the zoo; a wolf cub, tree kangaroo and Francois langur monkey.
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