Ireland’s zoos play a valuable role in the preservation of some of the world’s most endangered species of animals and birds. And they also promise a great day out for the whole family. Below are details of Ireland’s main zoos.
Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Dublin
Any Dubliner will tell you that no trip to Ireland’s fair city would be complete without a visit to its historic and beautiful Zoo.
More than 900,000 people visited during 2007, making Dublin Zoo one of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions.
Fota Wildlife Park
A trip to Fota Wildlife Park, one of Europe’s most modern wildlife parks, is both enjoyable and educational. More than 70 different species of animal roam 70 acres of vast countryside, thriving in their free-range environment.
Antrim Road, Newtownabbey, Belfast, Antrim
A modern zoo with a strong emphasis on conservation, Belfast zoo houses more than 160 different animal species, many of them endangered. With all the traditional ingredients for a great day out, Belfast Zoo has something to offer both individuals and families. Attractions include the children’s farm, primate and African enclosures, underwater viewing of penguins and sealions, bird park, and much more.