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19 February 2022 - 24 February 2022

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Join us on a walking tour of Belfast Zoo as part of the NI Science Festival!

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4 January 2022

Happy Zoo Year! Free return visit offer for January visitors

This January, have twice as much fun at Belfast Zoo – thanks to our free return offer!

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23 December 2021

Animals at Belfast Zoo want your unwanted Christmas trees

Please note that the donation period for Christmas trees has now closed.

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Conservation and history


History of the zoo

Learn about our history, when we opened, and recent developments.

Our history
The role of a modern zoo

Zoos were first created as private collections, or menageries but their aims and objectives have changed greatly.

Our role
Breeding programmes

Good zoos are more than simply a place to see animals. We play a vital role in the conservation of species at risk.

Our breeding programmes
Supported conservation projects

More species are facing extinction than ever before. We have a responsibility to ensure their survival.

Our supported projects

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