Belfast Zoo opened in 1934 and is owned and operated by Belfast City Council.
55 acre site is home to more than 1,000 animals and 150 species, the majority of which are facing increasing danger in their natural habitats.
They carry out vital conservation work, both in Northern Ireland and around the world. They take part in global and collaborative breeding programmes, which help to ensure the survival of many species under threat.
The zoo has a free car park on-site, with 12 spaces allocated for visitors with disabilities. The access into the site is on the level and all doors in are widened and automatic, so there should be no restrictions for anyone. There is a intercom system within reach for anyone who needs assistance. Unfortunately not all areas are accessible by wheelchair.
There is a loop system available for anyone who has hearing problems, with some of the staff with British Sign Language. Guide dogs are also allowed full access within the zoo.
There are 4 disability toilets are Belfast Zoo, but none of them are equipped with adult sized changing benches or hoists.