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dreamnight
06 Jun 2019
Belfast Zoo will be hosting our annual invite only charity event, Dreamnight, on Friday 7 June 2019 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
Love Your Zoo
24 May 2019
We will be offering free walking tours* on Sunday 26 May and Sunday 2 June .
Francois's langur
20 May 2019
‘Zooper’ news! We are excited to announce the birth of an endangered animal at the Belfast Zoo. We are welcoming an adorable baby François’s langur, born 23 April to mother Nicoline and father AJ.
sign video
17 May 2019
Belfast has become the first council in Northern Ireland to provide a dedicated sign language service for deaf residents.
opening hours
16 May 2019
We have changes to our opening times for a number of dates in June 2019 due to events taking place.
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.
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penguin
Wildlife Wonderland...

Date: 14 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019

Hop on your sleigh and visit us this Christmas for a unique festive experience!...