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‘DADDY COOL’ at Belfast Zoo as penguin chicks hatch!

(10) Call by and visit all of Belfast Zoo's 'dads' this Father's Day (Sunday 18 June) at the special feeding times and keeper talks.

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)

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Critically endangered lemurs leap onto the scene at Belfast Zoo!

(1) Belfast Zoo is celebrating the arrival of three critically endangered white-belted ruffed lemurs and they need your help naming th

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)

Lees verder Critically endangered lemurs leap onto the scene at Belfast Zoo!