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Sumatran tiger
22 Dec 2015
It has been another busy year at Belfast Zoological Gardens in 2015 and it’s certainly been an ‘adventure’!
Venezuelan red howler monkey
29 Oct 2015
Have you heard hair-raising howls echoing across Cave Hill this Halloween? Don’t worry it’s not something that ‘goes bump in the night’, it’s just Belfast Zoo’s latest arrivals
Andean bear
26 Oct 2015
We know how difficult it can be to keep your ‘little monsters’ entertained during the half term holidays but never fear, as there is plenty of fiendish family fun at Belfast Zoo!
Phoenix the red panda
01 Oct 2015
Belfast Zoo born red panda, Phoenix,has started the journey to her new home at Ähtäri Zoo, in Finland, as part of the collaborative and global breeding programme for the species.
Red squirrel
17 Sep 2015
On Thursday 17 September 2015 Belfast Zoo celebrated another conservation success when two male red squirrels, born at the Cave Hill site, were released in the Ministry of Defence, Ballykinler Estate in County Down. The successful release of this pair will soon be followed by the further release of four more red squirrels.
Belfast Zoo
05 Aug 2015
Located on the side of Cave Hill, Belfast Zoo is naturally hilly, the terrain can be difficult for disabled visitors, people with reduced mobility or visitors with pushchairs.
Barbary lion
05 Aug 2015
We are sad to announce the recent death of Charlie the Barbary lion.
Baby gentoo penguin
17 Jul 2015
Three gentoo penguin chicks are delighting Belfast Zoo visitors this summer!
Prairie dog pups
06 Jul 2015
While the United States of America celebrated Independence Day over the weekend, Belfast Zoo celebrated an American success of an altogether different variety. The zoo team has recently welcomed five black-tailed !
California sea lion pup.
02 Jul 2015
The summer holidays have arrived with a ‘splash’ and so has Belfast Zoo’s latest arrival! The zoo team has recently celebrated the birth of a California sea lion pup.
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