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  • Dublin Zoo Celebrates 180 Years

    03 June 2011

    Dublin Zoo Celebrates 180 Years

  • Dublin Zoo’s Baby Gorilla is named Kituba

    25 May 2011

    Dublin Zoo is delighted to announce ‘Kituba’ as the name chosen for the baby western lowland gorilla who was born earlier this year.

  • Dublin Zoo Welcomes Giraffe Calf in Time for Africa Day Celebrations

    19 May 2011

    Dublin Zoo was delighted to welcome a newborn giraffe at 11.45am on Monday, May 16th.

  • Dublin Zoo Opening Times from 16 May to 24 May

    12 May 2011

    Public Information on behalf of Dublin Zoo: For security reasons and on advice from An Garda Síochána access to Dublin Zoo will be restricted from 16 May to 24 May. Please see details as follows:

  • It's a Boy!

    01 April 2011

    Dublin Zoo is delighted to announce the arrival of a bouncing, baby western lowland gorilla. Proud mum, Lena, gave birth to a healthy, baby gorilla at 4.15pm on Sunday 27th March. The newborn weighs only 2kgs and so far keepers are unable to tell if it is a boy or a girl because Lena is keeping the baby close to her chest.

  • 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.

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