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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Dublin Zoo

Last month
November 2023
National Centre for Species Survival opens in Dublin Zoo with goal of conserving native animals
It comes as more than 90% of Irish species’ habitats have an ‘unfavourable conservation status’.
This year
Gerry Creighton: You can learn sentience and emotional expression from animals
Gerry Creighton, who worked at Dublin Zoo for 36 years shares an extract from his new book, Raised By the Zoo.
Dublin Zoo to add shelters to African animals' enclosure following inspection
A report by
Eimer McAuley
Overall, the National Parks and Wildlife Service found last year that animals in Dublin Zoo were very well cared for.
Report into 'serious welfare breaches' at Dublin Zoo deems majority of allegations to be 'unfounded'
Of 23 allegations, only one claim was ‘considered to be supported as per the stated allegation’.
Last year
Dublin Zoo strongly denies animal welfare claims raised in Seanad
Senator Annie Hoey read from a protected disclosure from a member of staff at the zoo.
Flamingos and penguins among birds taken inside at Dublin Zoo, Fota Wildlife and Belfast Zoo
Three outbreaks of bird flu have been detected in the past three months in Ireland.
All time
Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today
Zoos and wildlife parks are permitted to reopen from today.
Dublin Zoo and Fota Wildlife Park to get €3 million funding boost
The announcement follows a fundraising campaign launched last month by Dublin Zoo.
Irish zoos to get €1.6 million bump in funding after campaign to save Dublin Zoo gathers massive support
During the week over €2 million was raised in an appeal to support Dublin Zoo.
A 'mindblowing' €1 million raised for Dublin Zoo in less than 12 hours
The zoo is estimating its losses in potential revenue for the year are around €8.2m.
'We will not let that happen': Taoiseach says government will intervene to ensure Dublin Zoo remains open
Dublin Zoo launched the ‘Save Dublin Zoo’ fundraising campaign today.
Crowds gather at Dublin Zoo as it reopens to the public for the first time in 11 weeks
Its gates were shut to the public in March.
Dublin Zoo to reopen to public tomorrow with reduced capacity and new health protocols
Tickets to attend Dublin Zoo must now be pre-booked online in advance, solely via its website.
Pope visit and extreme weather send profits at Dublin Zoo company tumbling
Profits last year decreased by 71% from €2.6 million to €765,000.
Seven wolves have been released into their 'large and stimulating' new home at Dublin Zoo
The pack’s new 4,000 square metre space includes a water feature and three visitor shelters.
Dublin Zoo's latest tiger cubs are now seven months old - here's how they're getting on
They’re almost grown-up.
'It's about being respectful... then the intimacy happens': The story behind those baby gorilla photos
We spoke to photographer Patrick Bolger on what it was like taking those intimate photographs of mother and baby.
First Amur tiger cubs born at Dublin Zoo in 20 years to go on view this weekend
The zoo is inviting the public to suggest names for the cubs.
'Wasn't happy with the lack of pints': Visitors complain about Ireland's most popular tourist attractions
Ireland has plenty to offer visitors at home and abroad – but there’s just no pleasing some people.
Two weather warnings issued as winds batter coastal counties
The dangerous weather has led Dublin Zoo to cancel its Wild Lights event today and tomorrow.
The animal-shaped silk lanterns of Wild Lights return to Dublin Zoo
This year’s theme ‘Ocean of Light’ explores sea life while three new areas have also been added.
Boy who witnessed toddler sister being attacked by tapir awarded €25,000
Ruari Owens suffered psychological injury over the incident, the court heard.
Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave
Lounging by the pool is an activity all mammals seem to enjoy.
Gardaí investigate potential Islamic extremist link to €500k invoice fraud against Dublin Zoo
A “substantial amount” of the money has been recovered but detectives are now probing the origins of the scam.
Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia
The monkeys jumped 20 feet from a climbing frame in their habitat before running riot in the zoo grounds.
What do all the animals in Irish zoos get up to on Christmas Day? We found out
Do they know it’s Christmas time at all? (Sorry.)
Meet Dublin Zoo's latest arrivals ... giant festive Chinese lanterns inspired by animals
The zoo will light up every evening till the beginning of January.
Dublin Zoo's latest attraction is...dinosaurs
The new exhibit features ‘Stan’ a life-sized replica fossil skeleton of a male adult tyrannosaurus rex.
Everyone fell in love with Dublin Zoo's elderly sloth on RTÉ last night
Dublin Zoo celebrates a very adorable new arrival
Just look at her.
Zoo deaths: 'In the wild, gorillas don't eat their own vomit and pull out their hair in frustration'
Even in the best circumstances, it’s impossible for zoos to meet all the unique needs of the various species they hold captive, writes Elisa Allen.
Over 100 animals die in Dublin Zoo in two years (including some critically endangered ones)
Giraffes, penguins and white rhinos are among the 108 animals to die at the zoo.
All birds at Dublin Zoo have been moved indoors over flu threat
The measure was taken to prevent birds from contracting bird flu from wild birds.
14 times Dublin Zoo was the best place in 2016
What a year.
People are loving this video of Dublin Zoo's newest baby elephant taking her first steps
14 of the most Dublin Zoo things that ever happened
It’s the most wonderful place.
It's part of the furniture but without a Dutchman and Bertie, Dublin Zoo could have shut forever
The organisation came back from the brink during the noughties after years of financial instability.
It took a 22-month pregnancy but Dublin Zoo has a new elephant calf
She is the first calf born to the first Asian elephant born in the zoo.
Rhino from an under-threat species is born at Dublin Zoo
There were as little as 50 southern white rhinoceroses left in the wild in the early 1900s – now there are as many as 20,000.
Dublin Zoo examining incident where boy was seen inside rhino enclosure
Photographs of the incident were shared on Twitter.