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Belfast Zoological Gardens

Belfast Zoological Gardens Hazlewood Antrim Road Belfast Co. Antrim BT36 7PN

Belfast Zoological Gardens is located in North Belfast on the slopes of Cave Hill. The 55 acre site is home to more than 130 species, many of which are facing increasing dangers in their natural habitats. Belfast Zoo carries out vital conservation work, both in Northern Ireland and around the world.
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New reptiles at Belfast Zoo 22nd Aug 2018 Belfast Zoo has recently welcomed two new reptile species. A breeding pair of Fijian banded iguana and a female panther chameleon who will soon be joined by a male.
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Belfast Zoo to hold first sensory day! 30th Jun 2018 Visitors on the autism spectrum or with other sensory requirements can enjoy a ‘zooper’ day out.
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Belfast Zoo brings learning to life with launch of new education programme 21st May 2018 Belfast Zoo has 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.
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Belfast Zoo is ‘BUZZING’ about new arrivals! 15th Aug 2017 On Wednesday 2 August 2017, Belfast Zoo welcomed the arrival of a colony of 2000 Irish black honeybees.
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Belfast's Lord Mayor gets ‘bee-hind’ conservation 8th Aug 2017 Belfast Lord Mayor, councillor Nuala McAllister, officially opened the new Buzz Stop today. The Buzz Stop is home to a hive of 2,000 Irish black honeybees.
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Red squirrel success! 4th Aug 2017 Belfast Zoo is celebrating another conservation success with the birth of five red squirrel kittens.
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Belfast Zoo team jumping for joy with latest arrival 24th Jul 2017 The Belfast Zoo team is jumping for joy with the arrival of a crowned sifaka baby. This endangered bouncing bundle of joy was born to mother, Linoa and…
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Going the extra mile for flamingo conservation! 10th Jul 2017 Forget Love Island this summer, our keepers have been busy matchmaking a flock of 41 flamingos.
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How do you do, little pudu? 6th Jul 2017 Our zoo keepers have said ‘hello deer’ to the latest arrival as the world’s smallest deer, the Southern pudu, has given birth.
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Critically Endangered iguanas hatch at Belfast Zoo! 6th Jul 2017 Belfast Zoo is celebrating another conservation success this summer, as three Utila iguanas hatched on 6 July 2017 and can now be seen in the reptile and amphibian house!
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Gilbert the giraffe makes his debut 19th May 2017 Friday 19 May 2017 was endangered species day, a day aimed at recognizing the conservation efforts to protect the wildlife and habitats of the world.
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Belfast Zoo’s NEW reptile and amphibian house opens! 12th Apr 2017 Visitors can slither over to Belfast Zoo this Easter to visit the newly renovated and extended reptile and amphibian house, which is now home to more than fifteen new species!
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A ‘good little fellow’ hops out! 9th Apr 2017 It’s not just the Easter bunny that Belfast Zoo staff have spotted this Easter. Kau Kau the Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo has finally ‘hopped’ out of mum’s pouch to greet the Easter crowds.
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One small step for volunteers 16th Mar 2017 Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, Belfast Zoo welcomed more than 40 ‘saintly’ volunteers to carry out a range of tasks around the Cave Hill site, as part of the annual ‘Be a Saint – Volunteer’ day!
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Launch of inclusive visual guide for visitors on the autism spectrum 8th Mar 2017 Following the success of Belfast Zoo's first quiet hour this July, the team has developed a new inclusive visual guide for visitors to use when planning their visit.
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Red squirrel nook In August 2012, Belfast Zoo officially opened a new interactive and educational exhibit called ‘red squirrel nook’, the first captive breeding…