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'It feels like Christmas': Dublin Zoo reopens with families excited to 'have a new experience'
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'It feels like Christmas': Dublin Zoo reopens with families excited to 'have a new experience'

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 11:52 AM 24,752 Views 37 Comments

The zoo opened with reduced capacity at 9.30am.

Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today
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Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today

Apr 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 33,385 Views 35 Comments

Zoos and wildlife parks are permitted to reopen from today.

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ is getting a new home
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‘World’s loneliest elephant’ is getting a new home

Nov 29th 2020, 3:50 PM 23,140 Views 12 Comments

A global animal welfare group has led the charge to save Kaavan since 2016.

Dublin Zoo to reopen to public tomorrow with reduced capacity and new health protocols
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Dublin Zoo to reopen to public tomorrow with reduced capacity and new health protocols

Jun 1st 2020, 2:59 PM 32,364 Views 56 Comments

Tickets to attend Dublin Zoo must now be pre-booked online in advance, solely via its website.

'If Tiger King did one thing, it turned the spotlight on the exotic pet industry'
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'If Tiger King did one thing, it turned the spotlight on the exotic pet industry'

May 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,343 Views 18 Comments

Elisa Allen of PETA says it’s time to acknowledge the cruelty behind the keeping of ‘exotic’ animals in captivity.

Woman and daughters being investigated over sky lanterns after fatal German zoo blaze
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Woman and daughters being investigated over sky lanterns after fatal German zoo blaze

Jan 2nd 2020, 12:55 PM 32,139 Views 26 Comments

More than 30 animals were killed in the fire.

Scores of animals killed in fire at German zoo
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Scores of animals killed in fire at German zoo

Jan 1st 2020, 1:35 PM 25,578 Views 25 Comments

Local media reported that New Year’s Eve fireworks could have started the blaze.

Pope visit and extreme weather send profits at Dublin Zoo company tumbling
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Pope visit and extreme weather send profits at Dublin Zoo company tumbling

Oct 25th 2019, 5:37 PM 27,473 Views 61 Comments

Profits last year decreased by 71% from €2.6 million to €765,000.

US television presenter apologises after comparing black colleague to a gorilla
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US television presenter apologises after comparing black colleague to a gorilla

Aug 28th 2019, 8:31 AM 62,552 Views 57 Comments

“I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate, and I hurt people,” anchor Alex Housden said.

Poll: Do you think zoos are cruel?
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# Zoo

Poll: Do you think zoos are cruel?

Mar 19th 2019, 11:00 AM 5,919 Views 5 Comments

Some penguins have to take antidepressants. Is that enough to stop you from going to a zoo?

Paris zoo reopens after 50 escaped baboons found
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Paris zoo reopens after 50 escaped baboons found

Jan 27th 2018, 4:45 PM 15,572 Views 31 Comments

The breakout was first noticed by a zoo worker, who saw the animals gathering in a service corridor.

Will Smith narrating his trip to the zoo on Instagram is just the purest thing
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# Wombat Smith

Will Smith narrating his trip to the zoo on Instagram is just the purest thing

Jan 18th 2018, 8:11 AM 5,227 Views 1 Comment

GIVE HIM A PLANET EARTH TYPE SHOW.

Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia
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Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia

Jan 17th 2018, 10:07 AM 33,434 Views 28 Comments

The monkeys jumped 20 feet from a climbing frame in their habitat before running riot in the zoo grounds.

'Unfortunately, death is inevitable': Tayto Park releases animal mortality figures after media pressure
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'Unfortunately, death is inevitable': Tayto Park releases animal mortality figures after media pressure

Jan 15th 2018, 2:16 PM 43,758 Views 39 Comments

It said 30 of its animals had died in 2016.

What do all the animals in Irish zoos get up to on Christmas Day? We found out
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# Lions And Tigers And Bears

What do all the animals in Irish zoos get up to on Christmas Day? We found out

Dec 25th 2017, 1:00 PM 3,785 Views 0 Comments

Do they know it’s Christmas time at all? (Sorry.)

Dublin Zoo's latest attraction is...dinosaurs
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Dublin Zoo's latest attraction is...dinosaurs

Jul 6th 2017, 7:30 PM 23,140 Views 19 Comments

The new exhibit features ‘Stan’ a life-sized replica fossil skeleton of a male adult tyrannosaurus rex.

Tiger that killed a zookeeper in the UK won't be put down
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Tiger that killed a zookeeper in the UK won't be put down

Jun 6th 2017, 6:22 PM 18,679 Views 39 Comments

Rosa King died last Monday after she entered a tiger enclosure.

The incredible story of the zookeepers who saved people from the Nazis
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The incredible story of the zookeepers who saved people from the Nazis

Mar 26th 2017, 3:00 PM 17,412 Views 3 Comments

Their story is told in a new Hollywood film called The Zookeeper’s Wife.

Dublin Zoo confident in its security as European zoos take extra steps to protect rhinos
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Dublin Zoo confident in its security as European zoos take extra steps to protect rhinos

Mar 25th 2017, 7:15 AM 9,173 Views 9 Comments

A rhino was shot dead and had its horns hacked off in a grisly poacher attack earlier this month.

European zoos the latest target for poachers seeking rhino horn
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European zoos the latest target for poachers seeking rhino horn

Mar 11th 2017, 12:00 PM 10,971 Views 29 Comments

Vince the rhino was brutally killed by poachers earlier this week.

UK zoo to shut down after 500 animal deaths
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UK zoo to shut down after 500 animal deaths

Mar 6th 2017, 5:27 PM 23,654 Views 14 Comments

The zoo’s application for a licence was denied by Barrow Borough Council.

Calls for UK zoo to close after almost 500 animal deaths in four years
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Calls for UK zoo to close after almost 500 animal deaths in four years

Mar 4th 2017, 7:20 AM 16,534 Views 10 Comments

“The conditions that these animals are being held in is quite frankly appalling,” a report said.

Brutally killed: El Salvador in shock as Gustavito the hippo stabbed to death
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Brutally killed: El Salvador in shock as Gustavito the hippo stabbed to death

Feb 28th 2017, 8:11 AM 22,366 Views 20 Comments

A number of people entered his enclosure and stabbed him a number of times.

Japanese zoo culls 57 snow monkeys for being crossbred with an "invasive alien species"
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Japanese zoo culls 57 snow monkeys for being crossbred with an "invasive alien species"

Feb 21st 2017, 10:32 PM 25,397 Views 28 Comments

The zoo operator held a memorial service for the monkeys at a nearby Buddhist temple to appease their souls.

Investigation launched after seven penguins drown in Canadian zoo
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Investigation launched after seven penguins drown in Canadian zoo

Dec 9th 2016, 2:38 PM 12,486 Views 16 Comments

The director of animal care at the Calgary zoo said it was “devastating news”.

Fears for South African penguin 'freed' from aquarium
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Fears for South African penguin 'freed' from aquarium

Sep 28th 2016, 8:08 PM 14,175 Views 16 Comments

The students who let the penguin out thought they were doing the animal a favour.

14 of the most Dublin Zoo things that ever happened
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# Bosco's Door

14 of the most Dublin Zoo things that ever happened

Sep 27th 2016, 6:00 PM 7,863 Views 0 Comments

It’s the most wonderful place.

Poll: Do you agree with zoos?
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Poll: Do you agree with zoos?

Sep 25th 2016, 9:39 AM 33,784 Views 77 Comments

What do you think?

PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in
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PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in

Aug 25th 2016, 6:09 PM 15,098 Views 8 Comments

It helps zookeepers monitor the animals’ health and well-being.

7 cool places in Dublin to take the kids this week
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7 cool places in Dublin to take the kids this week

Jun 28th 2016, 11:07 AM 14,238 Views 17 Comments

No matter what the weather’s like.

Parents in zoo killing case say their son is "doing well" and they "praise God" for his safety
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# Harambe The Gorilla

Parents in zoo killing case say their son is "doing well" and they "praise God" for his safety

Jun 1st 2016, 1:59 PM 19,170 Views 69 Comments

The parents are facing a possible police probe.

Poll: Was zoo right to shoot gorilla after boy fell into enclosure?
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Poll: Was zoo right to shoot gorilla after boy fell into enclosure?

May 31st 2016, 9:11 AM 45,510 Views 196 Comments

There has been a heated debate in recent days.

Calls for parents of four-year-old boy who fell into gorilla enclosure to be prosecuted
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Calls for parents of four-year-old boy who fell into gorilla enclosure to be prosecuted

May 30th 2016, 6:07 PM 59,523 Views 126 Comments

A male gorilla called Harambe was shot dead by zoo officials when they considered the boy’s life to be in danger.

Zoo officials shoot gorilla dead after four-year-old boy falls into enclosure
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Zoo officials shoot gorilla dead after four-year-old boy falls into enclosure

May 29th 2016, 5:21 PM 70,226 Views 147 Comments

The boy had crawled through a fence before falling into the enclosure.

Take a break and watch this chimpanzee's dramatic attempt to escape a zoo
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Take a break and watch this chimpanzee's dramatic attempt to escape a zoo

Apr 15th 2016, 10:56 AM 28,735 Views 41 Comments

Zoo workers eventually shot Chacha

Take a break and watch these wriggly baby penguins being weighed
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Take a break and watch these wriggly baby penguins being weighed

Apr 8th 2016, 10:56 AM 11,854 Views 0 Comments

They’re called Wotsit, Frazzle, Cheeto and Quaver.

A dog has adopted five cheetah cubs who just lost their mother, and it's adorable
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# Blakely

A dog has adopted five cheetah cubs who just lost their mother, and it's adorable

Mar 23rd 2016, 5:48 PM 5,675 Views 1 Comment

And he’s an extremely proud dad.

Eight grey wolves have arrived at Dublin Zoo
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Eight grey wolves have arrived at Dublin Zoo

Mar 22nd 2016, 10:31 PM 22,907 Views 50 Comments

The new pack of wolves consists of an alpha male, an alpha female and their offspring.

Mountain lion may have killed and eaten 'Killarney the Koala' at LA Zoo
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# Jumped The Fence

Mountain lion may have killed and eaten 'Killarney the Koala' at LA Zoo

Mar 11th 2016, 9:12 AM 16,402 Views 43 Comments

The koala went missing last week and its bloody, partially-eaten remains were found a short time later.

This zoo filmed a polar bear cub as she grew up and it's just the best
# Nora
# Nora

This zoo filmed a polar bear cub as she grew up and it's just the best

Feb 6th 2016, 4:52 PM 6,961 Views 5 Comments

And she has a little stuffed polar bear friend too <3

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