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8 June 2022

Meet the fluffiest new residents of Belfast Zoo

Three male alpacas have arrived at the zoo! Named after three peaks in the Mournes, Donard, Binnian and Croob, the alpacas are...

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1 June 2022

Bank Holiday Baby Boom at Belfast Zoo

We are delighted to announce we have had a bit of a baby boom ahead of the Bank Holiday! The latest new-borns include critically e...

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The role of a modern zoo

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

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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.

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

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