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Belfast Zoo’s marketing team looks after all media enquiries, including interview requests, photography and filming requests, press releases, branding and zoo events.

If you have a media enquiry, please call 028 9077 6277 or email

Zoo logo

Please contact our marketing team for our brand guidelines and logos.

The recommended use of the Belfast Zoo logo is the core full colour identity, used on a white background.

Press releases

Commercial filming and photography

Belfast Zoo offers spectacular views of Belfast and Cave Hill and is home to some of the most endangered animals in the world. Our location is a unique site for films and photography.

You must have our written permission to film or take commercial photographs in the zoo.

You must submit in writing an application for filming or photography at the zoo at least 20 working days before the proposed date. You must also provide a risk assessment form, a copy of your public liability insurance and advance payment of any fees.

These hourly fees are valid until 31 March 2024:

  • TV productions, commercials and small films, £67
  • commercial photography, £25

Exceptions may be available with prior agreement for news related current affairs or as part of an educational course. Large-scale projects may be subject to additional charges.

Belfast Zoo may be unable to accommodate your filming or photography request for operational reasons.

Submit a filming or photography request to Belfast Zoo

You can use our online form to send your request:

Request permission to organise an event, activity or photography (link opens in new window)

Belfast Zoo’s marketing team will try to respond to your request within five working days. If you want any more information, contact

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