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  • 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.

  • Rhino Weekend

    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.

  • NEW African Savanna!

    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.

  • Open House

    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.

  • Sibu comes home!

    19 January 2009

    Sibu is a 30 year old male Bornean orang utan whose laid back character and his amazing good looks had always made him a great favourite with visitors. He amassed quite a fan club during his 17 years in Ireland - many of them actually visiting him during his time in Rhenen Zoo in the Netherlands where he spent 7 years on a breeding loan.

  • New Year Celebration

    14 January 2009

    The economic situation may look bleak, the weather may be cold and grey – but there was some cheer to be had here in Dublin Zoo this week as we kicked off the New Year with two good reasons to celebrate. Record visitor numbers for 2008 and the first birth of the year - a giraffe calf born on January 4th

  • Growing delight

    08 July 2008

    There’s yet another addition to the seemingly endless list of new ‘zoo babies’ this week. This one is equally rare, is exceptionally beautiful and is just as unusual – but this time it’s the horticulturalists, not the keepers, who are celebrating.

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