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Deputy Lord Mayor at Dreamnight
01 Oct 2018
Belfast Zoo opened its doors on the evening of Friday 14 September for Dreamnight!
Belfast Zoo
18 Sep 2018
Belfast Zoo will be closed on Wednesday 19 September 2018 due to the weather conditions caused by Storm Ali.
Creatures and Critters
22 Aug 2018
Slither over this bank holiday weekend (25 to 27 August 2018) and join in the fun at our reptile and amphibian-themed ‘creatures and critters’ event.
Lily the Lion gives birth in new home
08 Aug 2018
Our famous lion, Lily, has recently welcomed another cub in her new home in Olomouc Zoo.
Capybara babies born at Belfast Zoo
01 Aug 2018
We are celebrating the arrival of two more capybara babies.
The latest arrival was born to mother, Ariel and father, Aurthur on 28 May 2018.
24 Jul 2018
The latest arrival was born to mother, Ariel and father, Aurthur on 28 May 2018.
New gates at Belfast Zoo
20 Jul 2018
Travel back in time to the Belfast Zoo of the 1940s, as featured in the movie, 'Zoo' (now showing in cinemas across Northern Ireland)!
Maximus
19 Jul 2018
Belfast Zoo is celebrating the birth of the world’s smallest deer, a Southern pudu!
Zoo Manager Alyn Cairns for quiet hour
16 Jul 2018
On Saturday 28 July 2018, Belfast Zoo will go ‘quiet’ once again!
Gentoo Penguin chicks
10 Jul 2018
We are celebrating the arrival of some ‘flippered’ friends as nine gentoo penguins have hatched!
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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 ...