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Winner of our annual photo competition 2017
22 Oct 2016
The winners of Belfast Zoo’s annual photographic competition were announced at a special awards ceremony, in the elephant and giraffe house, today.
Western lowland gorilla baby
12 Oct 2016
Belfast Zoo is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Western lowland gorilla.
Filming at Belfast Zoo for the movie 'Zoo'
29 Sep 2016
This week Belfast Zoo travelled back in time to the Blitz era, as filming took place onsite for ‘Zoo’, a new movie based on one of Northern Ireland’s most famous war-time stories.
Lord Mayor of Belfast Brian Kingston opened the conference
21 Sep 2016
Animal and conservation experts from across the world have arrived in Belfast to take part in the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Annual Conference 2016.
Lola has recently started to come out of the den to explore her enclosure.
11 Jul 2016
Belfast Zoo is celebrating the first Andean bear birth, at Cave Hill, in more than 20 years!
Gentoo penguins
17 Jun 2016
It’s another cracking success for Belfast Zoo as eight gentoo penguin chicks hatch.
Giant anteater
08 Jun 2016
Earlier this year, we announced the birth of a baby giant anteater and asked for everyone’s help to name the special arrival.
Capybaras pups
23 May 2016
Belfast Zoo keepers are hearing the ‘pitter-patter’ of tiny webbed feet as Charlie and Lola, the capybaras, welcomed four pups.
Rothschild’s giraffe
28 Apr 2016
We welcomed a Rothschild’s giraffe calf and keepers are delighted to announce that the infant is a girl.
Rothschild’s giraffe
14 Apr 2016
Visitors got a surprise at Belfast Zoo when they witnessed the birth of an endangered Rothschild’s giraffe calf.
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