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Attractions, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Zoos

Belfast Zoological Gardens

Antrim Rd, Belfast, Antrim, BT36 7PN

02890 776277

www.belfastzoo.co.uk

Belfast Zoological Gardens is one of the oldest visitor attractions in Northern Ireland, and has been home to animals since 1934.

Over 150 species of animal now reside there including Asian elephants and Rothschild giraffe, Western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees, and Barbary lions and Sumatran tigers. The zoo celebrated the birth of Baako, the first baby gorilla to be born at the attraction for 16 years, in 2013.

Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2014, the zoo is developing a new playground with seven interactive play areas, providing learning opportunities and animal sculptures that link to the creatures in the zoo.

Belfast Zoological Gardens

Antrim Rd, Belfast, Antrim, BT36 7PN

Belfast Zoological Gardens is one of the oldest visitor attractions in Northern Ireland, and has been home to animals since 1934.

Wildlife you might see at Belfast Zoological Gardens

Asian Elephant

The elephant of southern Asia. Is smaller than the African elephant, with smaller ears and only one lip to the…

Barbary Lion

Sometimes referred to as the Atlas lion, its population is considered extinct in the wild. It is believed that the…

Chimpanzee

Great ape with large ears, mainly black coloration, and lighter skin on the face, native to the forests of west…

Rothschild’s Giraffe

One of the most endangered giraffe subspecies with only a few hundred left in the wild, all which live in…

Sumatran Tiger

A rare tiger subspecies inhabiting the island of Sumatra, classed as critically endangered with an estimated 441 to 679 left.…

Western Lowland Gorilla

One of two subspecies of the western gorilla, it is the smallest and can be found in Central Africa, in…

Gentoo Penguin

Tall penguin with a white triangular patch above the eye, breeding on subantarctic islands. The fastest underwater swimming penguins, living…

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