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This morning.

Phoenix Park, Dublin.

A shuttered Dublin Zoo as management launch a major fundraising drive. The Zoo is facing the prospect of permanent closure, as it incurs huge financial losses due to the rona lockdown.



Feeding time!!


Via Dublin Zoo:

Dublin Zoo is celebrating the hatching of two Humboldt penguin chicks. The first chick (top left) was born on March 29 to parents Monica ( above right) and Joey.  The second chick (above) was born on the April 3 to parents Magdalena and Patrick . The two new-borns become the newest members of the 16 strong colony in Dublin Zoo’s penguin habitat.

Dublin Zoo


Dublin Zoo writes:

Dublin Zoo is delighted to announce the birth of a southern white rhinoceros calf.

Experienced mum, Ashanti gave birth to the healthy male calf at 4.30am on February 10th after a 16-month gestation period. The calf is estimated to weigh approx. 50kg.

The youngster is Ashanti’s seventh calf and becomes the newest member of the seven-strong herd (also known as a crash) in the African Plains, including father Chaka.

Dublin Zoo


Via Dublin Zoo:

Dublin Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a baby western lowland gorilla, born to mother Vana (top) and father Bangui (elsewhere).

This is the second baby gorilla born in Dublin Zoo this year.

On Saturday first-time mother Vana gave birth to the healthy infant at approximately 12.40pm.

So far, keepers have been unable to determine the sex of the infant….

Dublin Zoo

Pics: Patrick Bolger


This afternoon.

Dublin Zoo.

A baby Gorilla clings to its mother Kafi in the Gorilla Rainforest.

On  April 1, after a gestation period of around 8-and-a-half months, Kafi gave birth to the healthy infant weighing approximately 2-2.5kg.

Zoo keepers have been unable to determine the gender of the infant as Kafi has been keeping the baby close to her chest since the birth.


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Thanks Bebe


Phoenix Park, Dublin

Siobhan Grogan writes:

Dublin Zoo is delighted to announce the birth of a southern white rhinoceros calf. The male calf, yet to be named, was born to proud mother Nyala and father Chaka on Sunday, 12th November and weighs approximately 50kgs.

The youngster is Nyala’s first calf and the birth marks another significant success for Dublin Zoo as part of the European Endangered Species Programme, established to assist the survival of the southern white rhinoceros.

Name that calf, anyone?

Dublin Zoo

Pic: Patrick Bolger



Dublin Zoo

Siobhan Grogan writes:

Dublin Zoo will mark the birth of two red ruffed lemur pups with a very special event on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of July to celebrate.

Proud parents Pierre and Fifi welcomed the brother and sister pups to Dublin Zoo’s lemur family on April 25th. The latest arrivals join the troop of seven red ruffed lemurs already at Dublin Zoo.

The island of Madagascar has only 10% of its natural vegetation remaining, making lemurs the most threatened group of mammals on Earth.

To see Dublin Zoo’s lemur troop and learn more about why it is so important to protect them and their habitat, visit Dublin Zoo this Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 4pm for its Long Live Lemurs weekend.

As part of the event there will be special lemur keeper talks, lemur themed arts and crafts, music and more.

Dublin Zoo

Pics Patrick Bolger



Brian McHale-Boyle writes:

I’m hoping that you might share this short animation, MadagaSCARS, with your wonderful readers with respect to the Long Live Lemurs weekend at Dublin Zoo

MadagaSCARS is a poignant five minute flash animation created by Dublin-based artist Camille Wainer in collaboration with the Lemur Conservation Foundation that captures the urgent environmental and social issues that threaten the future of wildlife and humans on the island of Madagascar.

Madagascar’s Scars