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  • 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.

  • New Winter Arrivals...

    21 December 2009

    The Dublin Zoo team has received early Christmas presents in the form of six African hunting dog pups and a giraffe calf!

  • Tiger Cubs Named!

    15 October 2009

    The two Sumatran tiger cubs which were born at Dublin Zoo in May took centre stage again today after a nationwide competition found names for them. Keepers sifted through hundreds of entries before selecting “Emas”, meaning “Gold” in Indonesian for the male cub and “Wanita” meaning “Woman” for the female.

  • Ivory Jewellery

    08 September 2009

    Ivory Jewellery presented to Dublin Zoo Revenue's Customs Service presented four pieces of ivory jewellery to Dublin Zoo on Wednesday 3rd of September.The jewellery pieces which originated in South Africa were seized at Dublin airport and are now on display alongside confiscated elephant tusks in the Learning & Discovery Centre in Dublin Zoo in order to raise public awareness of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES).

  • Hot Off The Press!

    31 August 2009

    Dublin Zoo celebrates its long, colourful history with a major publication, Dublin Zoo: an illustrated history, by writer and historian, Catherine de Courcy. Using lively stories about the animals, visitors, keepers and council, the book traces the growth of Dublin Zoo from its foundation in 1830 to today. It is illustrated with nearly 400 images ranging from engravings of the Zoo in the 1830s to photos of the African Savanna in 2009.

  • Stars with Stripes

    29 July 2009

    Visitors are being captivated by the antics of two of Dublin Zoo’s latest arrivals – a pair of beautiful 8 week old Sumatran tiger cubs.

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