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Zoo many babies to welcome.

IT'S been a busy summer at Belfast Zoo with the arrival of not one, not two, but three new litters.

Last month saw the birth of tiny penguin chicks, pudu deer fawns and prairie dog pups alongside Ballygeorge the giraffe calf.

And good news for visitors - the youngsters are all already out playing in their enclosures.

Manager Alyn Cairns said: "We are always thrilled to announce breeding success at Belfast Zoo. More species are facing extinction than ever before and one of our primary aims is to play an active role in conservation to ensure the survival of species under threat.

"We take part in 60 collaborative breeding programmes with zoos located around the world." | Animal lovers can fawn over the zoo's latest arrivals from 10am until 6pm daily with last admissions at 5pm.

FAWN Pudu

60 The number of global breeding programmes the zoo is involved in

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IN BEAK CONDITION Gentoo penguins at Belfast Zoo

PUP WITH THE LARKS Prairie dog youngsters

Pudu deer

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Date:Jul 6, 2019
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