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Red panda
23 Oct 2018
The winners of our annual photographic competition have now been announced.
Two red squirrels from Belfast Zoo have been released into Montalto Estate, in Ballynahinch
10 Oct 2018
Two red squirrels from Belfast Zoo have been released into Montalto Estate, in Ballynahinch, in a bid to boost numbers of this endangered mammal in County Down.
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!
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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...

camera
Jessops Level 1 Photography ...

Date: 20 Jul 2019

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

quiet hour
Quiet Hour...

Date: 28 Jul 2019

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

explorer's club
Explorer’s Club...

Date: 29 Jul 2019 - 02 Aug 2019

Keep your little explorer’s busy this summer with the adventure of a lifetime at Belf...

gorilla
Adopter’s Day...

Date: 10 Aug 2019

Belfast Zoo’s annual adopter’s day includes early bird entry and a guided tour of the...

monkey
Adopter's Days...

Date: 10 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019

We have two Adopter's Day events at Belfast Zoo this August....