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This afternoon.

Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin

President Higgins and Sabina inspect the viewing area of Sea Lion Cove, the “biggest and most exciting development” undertaken by Dublin Zoo.

Joanne O’Sullivan writes:

The New saltwater habitat was inspired by the natural enviroment of the California Sea Lions and includes a state of the art water filtration plant. The most spectacular feature is the new deep saltwater pool and viewing area that allows visitors to observe the sea lions swimming underwater through glass….

Dublin Zoo

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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Belfast Zoo are celebrating the arrival of the first Western lowland gorilla to be born at the zoo in 16 years.

The little one needs a name and you can help by voting on the zoo’s Facebook page.

Your choice is from the following:

Baako (which means ‘first born child’)
Kwame (which means ‘Saturday’s child’)
Goliath (gorillas are the largest primate)
Babatunde (which means ‘return of the father’)

Are Belfast Zoo trying to tell us something?


A little miracle arrives at the gorilla house (Belfast Zoo)