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  • Celebrate Snakes this St. Patrick's Day

    16 March 2011

    At a time of year when we celebrate St. Patrick banishing the snakes from Ireland, Dublin Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a King Ratsnake. The female King Ratsnake is the newest addition to the Reptile house, and can be seen by visitors to the Zoo from this Thursday (St Patrick’s Day).

  • Election Fever

    23 February 2011

    Dublin Zoo saw five of its favourite animals make a late dash for the Dáil in the run up to Election Day 2011. With nearly 500 votes, we are delighted to announce that orang utan Sibu’s message of peace and integrity has won over the Irish nation.

  • A Record Breaking Year at Dublin Zoo

    20 January 2011

    Dublin Zoo is celebrating record breaking numbers in 2010 as 963,053 visitors passed through the gates. This is the highest ever footfall in the 180 year history of the Zoo and is a whopping 31,187 more visitors than the previous record year in 2008.

  • New Arrivals

    18 January 2011

    A Rothschild giraffe calf was born on 4th November, weighing 40kgs and standing tall at just under 2 metres when born. Mother to the calf, Meave, arrived in Dublin Zoo in 2009 from Fota Wildlife Park in Cork. Following a period of adjustment when she arrived, Meave successfully bred with bull giraffe Robin and after a 15 month gestation period the new calf was born.

  • Maternity & Infant Awards

    16 November 2010

    Most Family-Friendly Day Out 2010 Winners Dublin Zoo is thrilled to have won the award of ‘Most Family-Friendly Day Out 2010’ at the Maternity & Infant Awards which were held on November 12th at a ceremony in the Shellbourne Hotel.

  • On the Move!

    05 August 2010

    Kesho, Ireland’s very own young male gorilla, is going to London! The team in Dublin Zoo are thrilled and excited that Kesho has been selected. He was one of four possible candidates from around Europe to be considered.

  • Family Farm

    21 May 2010

    It’s officially Ireland’s smallest farm but it’s set to become the most popular as Dublin Zoo opened the gates to reveal Family Farm, an acre of fun that represents an island of farming. Bringing a lot of country to a little part of Dublin’s city centre, Family Farm is a joint venture that Dublin Zoo and Agri Aware have been working on for the past two years.

  • Elephant Art

    27 April 2010

    Asian elephants are classified as 'endangered' because in the last century, their numbers have decreased by nearly 90 per cent. Dublin Zoo began supporting Asian elephant conservation in 2008 by teaming up with Elephant Family, a charity dedicated solely to the protection of Asian elephant

  • New Penguin habitat

    25 March 2010

    Dublin Zoo has just launched the new Penguin Habitat which is sponsored by McVitie’s Biscuits. The new habitat mirrors the natural environment for Humboldt penguins in their native South America. Oversized Donegal sandstone and many tonnes of sand reflects the natural rocky coastal habitat of these much-loved penguins.

  • The Zoo' TV series

    27 January 2010

    Narrated by radio personality and musician Tom Dunne, The Zoo will take viewers behind the scenes with the dedicated men and women who take care of the 600 plus exotic animals who live there, sharing the highs and the lows of life in Dublin Zoo and gaining access to an incredible world that few of the general public have ever seen.Narrated by radio personality and musician Tom Dunne, The Zoo will take viewers behind the scenes with the dedicated men and women who take care of the 600 plus exotic animals who live there, sharing the highs and the lows of life in Dublin Zoo and gaining access to an incredible world that few of the general public have ever seen.

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