A 'little star' arrives at Belfast Zoo
Published: Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Belfast Zoo has welcomed a 'little star' to the family as Chi the Francois' langur gave birth to a small but healthy infant in August.
Row over roosters could reach court
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
A row over crowing roosters near the Co Antrim village of Broughshane could be set to see feathers fly in court.
Raccoon on the loose in Ballymena
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
A raccoon has escaped from a mini-zoo in Ballymena and is on the loose in the Co Antrim town.
Number of stray dogs increases in NI
Published: Monday, 08 September 2014
The number of stray and abandoned dogs handled by local councils across Northern Ireland increased in the past year, a survey has found.
Two men plead guilty over Cody
Published: Thursday, 04 September 2014
A man has been told he is "facing an inevitable prison sentence" after he admitted dousing Cody the collie in flammable liquid and setting her on fire.
Baby giraffe born at Belfast Zoo
Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014
There was a surprise on Monday as some lucky visitors to the Belfast Zoo got a chance to witness the birth of a Rothschild's giraffe calf.
Owner fined for dog attack on farmer
Published: Thursday, 21 August 2014
The owner of a Siberian Husky dog, which killed two sheep before attacking a farmer near the village of Park in Co Londonderry, has been fined £2,100.
Belfast Zoo celebrates new arrivals
Published: Tuesday, 05 August 2014
Belfast Zoo is celebrating the birth of two California sea lion pups.
Co Down fisherman gets tough on poachers
Published: Thursday, 24 July 2014
A Co Down fisherman, with the help of a young people's community organisation, has joined in the fight to tackle illegal poaching from Northern Ireland waterways to protect stocks for future generations.
Tina the elephant marks 50th milestone
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Belfast Zoo's most famous resident, Tina the elephant, has marked a very important milestone this month as she celebrated her 50th birthday.
'Foyle Flipper' found dead
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
A dolphin, dubbed the Foyle Flipper by locals, which found its way along the River Foyle to Strabane has died.
Fisherman's shock at dolphin discovery
Published: Sunday, 20 July 2014
A Co Tyrone fisherman has said he was shocked to find a dolphin in the River Foyle in Strabane.
Belfast Zoo's baby gorilla is a girl
Published: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Belfast Zoo has announced that the baby Western lowland gorilla born on Mother's Day is a girl.
Cat 'shot in the eye' in Antrim attack
Published: Tuesday, 15 July 2014
A cat may lose its eye after it was shot with a pellet gun in an attack in Antrim.
Man denies wandering cow charge
Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014
A Londonderry man is to face trial for allegedly allowing a cow to wander along a country road last year.
Whales stranded on Co Donegal beach
Published: Monday, 07 July 2014
Donegal locals have rallied to help a pod of Pilot Whales after they became stranded on a beach in Co Donegal.
Dolly Parton vows to adopt Glasto dog
Published: Monday, 07 July 2014
Country legend Dolly Parton has offered to adopt a dog left behind by its owner at Glastonbury festival last month.
Investigation after cows poisoned
Published: Monday, 09 June 2014
Neighbourhood police are investigating the deaths of five cows which were poisoned in Kilrea, Co Londonderry.
Cody accused plead not guilty
Published: Friday, 30 May 2014
Two men, charged with dousing a family pet dog in petrol and setting her alight which resulted in the animal's death, have pleaded not guilty to the offence.
Fresh fears over Exploris closure
Published: Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Ards Borough Council has said it is to begin consultation on the potential closure of Exploris following a lack of response from the Northern Ireland Executive to its request for financial support.
Ducks stolen from Co Down nursing home
Published: Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Three ducks have been stolen from a nursing home in Comber, Co Down.
Parrots returned to Co Down owner
Published: Friday, 16 May 2014
Two rare parrots that were stolen in County Down have been returned to their owner.
Sheep shearing heats up Balmoral Show
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
The sun came out and brought thousands of people to day two of the Balmoral Show which featured, among the many other attractions, the first round of the sheep shearing competition.
'Hero cat' saves boy from dog attack
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
The moment a little boy was saved from a shocking attack by a neighbour's dog - after the family cat charged to his rescue - has been caught on CCTV and viewed by millions around the world.
Balmoral Show gets underway in Lisburn
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
This year's Balmoral Show has got underway at the site of the former Maze prison in Lisburn.
Rare parrots stolen in Co Down
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Three rare parrots have been stolen following a break-in at the Seaforde Gardens and Tropical Butterfly House in Co Down.
Dublin woman killed by bear in Canada
Published: Friday, 09 May 2014
A Dublin-born woman has been killed in a bear attack in Canada.
Animal cruelty dogs given reprieve
Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2014
Three dogs which were seized from two properties in east Belfast during an investigation into animal cruelty have been given a last-minute reprieve and will be placed in the care of an animal rescue sanctuary.
Animal carcasses dumped near reservoir
Published: Tuesday, 06 May 2014
NI Water has warned of the health risks of illegally dumping carcasses after the remains of a number of animals were found near a reservoir in Co Antrim.
Belfast elephants enjoy 'mud spa'
Published: Thursday, 01 May 2014
Clay donated by the lorry-load from renovations at an east Belfast park has been put to good use - creating a special mud bath for the elephants at Belfast Zoo.
Thousands of pigs killed in farm fire
Published: Monday, 28 April 2014
Over 4,000 pigs have been killed in fire at a farm near Newry at the weekend, according to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.
Crowds protest against animal cruelty
Published: Sunday, 27 April 2014
Over 1,000 people have attended a rally in Belfast to protest against animal cruelty and to call for tougher sentences in animal abuse cases.
Easter arrivals at Belfast Zoo
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Belfast Zoo has welcomed a number of new arrivals over the Easter holidays.
Baby gorilla born on Mother's Day at zoo
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
This Mother's Day was a very special day for Belfast Zoo's Western lowland gorilla Kamili, as she welcomed a little bundle of joy.
Dog lead rule enforced at Stormont
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014
Dog owners have been told they must now keep their pets on leads while walking them in the Stormont Estate.

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