On the northern slopes of Cave Hill, near Cave Hill Country Park, this zoo emphasizes conservation and education. Many rare species are bred here, including Hawaiian geese, lowland gorillas, red lechwe (a kind of antelope), sea bears, Barbary lions, and golden lion tamarins. The Rainforest House is a tropical environment filled with birds and jungle creatures. Most activity days are quite kid-oriented, although there are some more grown-up events too, such as all-day photography competitions. Check the website for up-to-date listings.
Antrim Rd., Belfast, BT36 7PN
Our Rating Hours Apr–Sept daily 10am–7pm (last admission 5pm; animal houses close 6pm). Oct–March daily 10am–4pm (last admission 2:30pm; animal houses close 3:30pm) Phone 028/9077-6277 Prices Admission £13 adults; £6.50 seniors, students, and children 4-16; children 3 and under free; £33.50 families Web site Belfast Zoo
MapAntrim Rd., Belfast, BT36 7PN Belfast
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