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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.
A day in the life of...
31 May 2018
Have you ever wondered what life behind the scenes at the zoo is really like or dreamed of walking in the wellie boots of a zoo keeper?
Love your Zoo
23 May 2018
We are encouraging visitors to ‘Love Your Zoo’ this Bank Holiday weekend with a range of family fun activities taking place including craft-making, face-painting, keeper talks and daily feeding times.
Children watch the giraffes
18 May 2018
We have launched a new and innovative education programme to inspire future generations of children to discover the world around us and to become champions for wildlife conservation.
Capybara babies born in Belfast Zoo
02 May 2018
We recently announced the birth of two capybaras and need YOUR help naming the new arrivals!
Capybara babies born in Belfast Zoo
27 Apr 2018
We recently announced the birth of a giant anteater baby and keepers are now saying ‘hola’ to even more new arrivals as two capybara have been born.
Giant Anteater baby born in November at Belfast Zoo.
19 Apr 2018
We are celebrating the arrival of a giant anteater baby!
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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...

science behind the zoo
Science behind the Zoo...

Date: 05 Oct 2019

Join our zoo educators, curators and veterinary staff for a fun-filled day of learnin...

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Jessops Level 1 Photography ...

Date: 19 Oct 2019

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

halloween
Boo at the Zoo...

Date: 26 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

Join Belfast Zoo for the award-winning spooktacular Halloween event with fang-tastic ...