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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
28 May 2009
Zuki, our white rhinoceros, celebrates her first birthday this week! To mark Zuki’s birthday celebration, staff at Dublin Zoo have organised a special Rhinoceros Weekend which will see a host of family festivities taking place over the bank holiday weekend.
16 April 2009
Visitors to the Zoo will now be able to see for themselves the incredible transformation that has taken place behind large green hoardings that have dominated the area known as the African Plains for the past nine months.
19 January 2009
After many months of work by a huge team of people, a ‘new look’ Haughton House opened to the public in November.
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