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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.
23 Mar 2016
COMING SOON! Ever fancied feeding a penguin or getting up close to a herd of giraffes?
Lulu the cheetah
22 Mar 2016
We are sad to announce the recent death of Lulu the cheetah.
16 Mar 2016
Belfast Zoo welcomed more than 80 volunteers to carry out a range of tasks around the Cave Hill site.
New arrival brings ‘HOPE’ for species
14 Mar 2016
Belfast Zoo’s latest arrival has brought ‘hope’ for a species facing increasing threat in the wild.
Giant anteater
18 Feb 2016
While Northern Ireland’s most famous giant is indisputably Finn MacCool, he now has stiff competition for the title, as Belfast Zoo’s new arrival is definitely big news!
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