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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!
Brian the lion with a young child at Belfast Zoo.
26 Jun 2018
On 30 June 2018 we will hold our first ever ‘sensory day’! This new event will allow visitors on the autism spectrum (or with other sensory requirements), their family and friends to enjoy a ‘zooper’ day out in a stress-free environment.
Asian elephant
18 Jun 2018
Belfast Zoo is due to hit the big screen on 29 June 2018 when ‘Zoo’ is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland and to celebrate we are offering you the chance to win a ZOOPER prize!
We have recently launched a new accessible vehicle, which will be available for visitors to book throughout the summer.
18 Jun 2018
We have recently launched a new accessible vehicle, which will be available for visitors to book throughout the summer.
Capybara babies
15 Jun 2018
We would like to say a big thank you to Samantha Francey who helped us name our two newest little capybaras.
Zoo is based on the true story of our ‘elephant angel’
14 Jun 2018
It was lights, camera, action last year as Belfast Zoo travelled back to the 1940’s wartime when the movie, ‘Zoo’ was filmed onsite. Zoo is due to be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 29 June 2018!
Colombian spider monkey
11 Jun 2018
We are sorry to announce that a spider monkey, which escaped from our zoo on Saturday night, has died after being clipped by a car on the motorway.
Red squirrels
06 Jun 2018
On Saturday 2 June 2018, we celebrated another conservation success when two female red squirrels, born at the Cave Hill site, left the zoo as part of a release programme at Silent Valley Mountain Park.
Friends of the Zoo fundraising
05 Jun 2018
Our volunteer group, the Friends of the Zoo, recently swung into action and completed a sponsored abseil of the Europa Hotel to raise funds for a range of zoo projects.
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