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# Dublin Zoo

This year
# Dublin Zoo
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
# Whistleblower
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.
# bird flu fears
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
# reopening
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
Dublin Zoo and Fota Wildlife Park to get €3 million funding boost
The announcement follows a fundraising campaign launched last month by Dublin Zoo.
# zoo funding
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.
# 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.
# staying afloat
'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.
# Roaring success
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
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.
# Dublin Zoo
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.
# Photos
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.
# amur tigers
Dublin Zoo's latest tiger cubs are now seven months old - here's how they're getting on
They’re almost grown-up.
# perfect moment
'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.
# Tiger Cubs
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.
# none too plussed
'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.
# It's blustery out
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.
# Chinese lanterns
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.
# Dublin Zoo
Boy who witnessed toddler sister being attacked by tapir awarded €25,000
Ruari Owens suffered psychological injury over the incident, the court heard.
# Monkey Business
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.
# Islamic Extremism
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.
# on the run
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.
# lions and tigers and bears
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.)
# light it up
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.
# giraffic park
Dublin Zoo's latest attraction is...dinosaurs
The new exhibit features ‘Stan’ a life-sized replica fossil skeleton of a male adult tyrannosaurus rex.
# lazy sunday
Everyone fell in love with Dublin Zoo's elderly sloth on RTÉ last night
# baby elephant
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.
# Dublin Zoo
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.
# in you get
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.
# at the zoo
14 times Dublin Zoo was the best place in 2016
What a year.
# Baby Steps
People are loving this video of Dublin Zoo's newest baby elephant taking her first steps
# bosco's door
14 of the most Dublin Zoo things that ever happened
It’s the most wonderful place.
# Tourism
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.
# Trunk in Love
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.
# Dublin rhino
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.
# Internal Review
Dublin Zoo examining incident where boy was seen inside rhino enclosure
Photographs of the incident were shared on Twitter.
# Dublin Zoo
There's a new baby gorilla in our midst...
It’s just three days old.
# splashy splashy
The elephants at Dublin Zoo have been cooling off in the most adorable way
That hot weather.
# matilda doll
This mam has made a heartbreaking plea to find her daughter's doll in Dublin Zoo