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14 times Dublin Zoo was the best place in 2016

What a year.

1. When an adorable new gorilla was welcomed back in July

DublinZoo_Gorilla04 Source: Patrick Bolger

2. When this baby elephant took its first steps

3. Sadly when Harry the gorilla passed away…

harry2 Source: Dublin Zoo Facebook

One photographer captured this touching shot of him “kissing goodbye” to the zoo

gorilla Source: Anthony Lynch Photography

4. 2016 was the year where this little girl’s reaction to the tigers was seen around the world

Source: Ger Campbell/YouTube

5. When Ashanti and Chaka had a baby rhino to add to the herd in August

DublinZoo_Rhino04 Source: Patrick Bolger/Dublin Zoo

6. A total of SEVEN African Painted Dogs were welcomed that same month – LOOK

DublinZoo 0001 Source: Patrick Bolger/Dublin Zoo

7. The elephants were splashing around adorably in the summer

Source: Skip IRL/YouTube

8. This great photo was taken of little piglets lined up on the ground

9. And this shot of a legend chilling in the sun

10. There was that time a child created this before their visit there

sleepsleft Source: Dublin Zoo Facebook

11. This new pack of wolves joined the zoo back in March

wolves Source: Patrick Bolger/Dublin Zoo

12. It’s a year when Austin pulled off the best smile

austin Source: Gary Wilson/Dublin Zoo Facebook page

13. Look at this orangutan celebrating a successful climb

14. Looking forward to another year of antics these lads <3

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