Belfast Zoo keepers have said ‘hello deer’ to the latest arrival as the world’s smallest deer, the Southern pudu, has given birth!
The latest arrival was born to father, Mr Tumnus and mother, Susan on 18 June 2017. (photo: Belfast Zoo)
Belfast Zoo has welcomed some prickly new arrivals, as eleven Cape porcupines arrived on 9 June 2017 and can now be seen in their new home! (photo: Belfast Zoo)
Belfast Zoo’s feathered friends are celebrating Father’s Day as nine gentoo penguin chicks have recently hatched!
With the arrival of the nine chicks, Belfast Zoo is now home to 37 gentoo penguins and two rockhopper penguins. Belfast Zoo has cared for penguins for many years and first became home to gentoo penguins in 1984. Since then the zoo has welcomed a number of chicks as part of the breeding programme for the species. (photo: Belfast Zoo)
Belfast Zoo is celebrating the arrival of three critically endangered white-belted ruffed lemurs and they need your help naming the wide-eyed wonders!
Belfast Zoo first became home to white-belted ruffed lemurs in 2009, when dad, Wakka, arrived from Newquay Zoo in Cornwall and mum, Mianta, arrived from Beasancon Zoo in France. The pair are part of a global and collaborative breeding programme and, since their arrival at Belfast Zoo, they have welcomed more than ten infants. (photo: Belfast Zoo)