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28 November 2022

Feel festive at Belfast Zoo’s Wildlife Wonderland

Over two weekends in December, visitors will notice a touch of magic in the air at Belfast Zoo as we get into the festive spirit f...

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18 November 2022

Winner of C2K competition announced

The winning ape-tastic enrichment for Hilo the Moloch gibbon is announced.

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7 October 2022

Happy first birthday, Kofi

We celebrated the first birthday of gorilla, Kofi, on Thursday.

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Conservation and history

History of the zoo

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

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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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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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