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Antrim Road, Belfast, County Antrim,
Mr Mark Challis
T: (028) 9077 6277
F: (028) 9037 0578
Belfast Zoo is situated on a breathtaking 55 acre hill site with panoramic views over Belfast Lough.
Update December 08 2017: If you are planning to visit over the next few days, please call Belfast Zoo on 028 9077 6277, before you begin your journey, for up to date information on opening times due to poor weather conditions,
Belfast Zoological Gardens is located in North Belfast on the slopes of Cave Hill. This unique location provides unrivalled views across Belfast Lough with only a 15-minute drive from the city centre. The 55 acre site is home to more than 130 species, many of which are facing increasing dangers in their natural habitats.
The zoo carries out vital conservation work, both in Northern Ireland and around the world, taking part in global and collaborative breeding programmes which help to ensure the future survival of species under threat.
As one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and most popular visitor attractions, the zoo provides a ‘ZOOPER’ day out for all.
Swing by with your ‘little monkeys’ to explore the new reptile and amphibian house, waddle over to visit the penguins and other favourites at feeding time and pick up a special ‘zoovenir’ at the photography base camp. You can also visit all of the latest arrivals, including Ballygilbert the Rothschild’s giraffe calf, three gorilla babies and many more!
Meet the animals:
New reptile and amphibian house
Asian elephants and Rothschild’s giraffe herd
Barbary lion pride and Sumatran tigers
California sea lions and penguins
Ring-tailed lemurs and crowned sifakas
Western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees and Moloch gibbons
Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo
Andean bears and Malayan sun bears
Linne’s two-toed sloth
Native species including red squirrels, barn owls and Irish honey bee (arriving summer 2017)
Ever fancied feeding a penguin, having lunch with a lemur or getting up close to a herd of giraffes? Walk on the wild side and make your day out even more memorable with a penguin, giraffe or ring-tailed lemur experience.The zoo delivers a daily programme of animal feeding times. If you are potty about penguins, mad about monkeys or barmy about bears, then don’t forget to visit your favourite animal at feeding time. Book your experience today by calling 028 9077 6277.
Adventurers’ can jump on board to cross crocodile creek, tunnel through meerkat mound or slither to snake island at the zoo’s play area, the Adventurers’ Learning Centre. This exciting new £430,000 facility is the perfect adventure for your little explorers as part of your zoo experience.
Planning a party? Celebrate with Belfast Zoo’s party animals with new party packages available!
Belfast Zoo runs events throughout the year. Visit www.belfastzoo.co.uk/events to find out what’s on when you are planning to visit the zoo.
Birthday party packages
Quiet hour (for visitors on the autism spectrum, their friends and family) and accessibility