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Did you know? Red-ruffed lemurs, like many other lemurs, use the teeth on their bottom jaw like a comb to clean both their fur and the fur of others in their troop. This is very important for keeping up friendships and family bonds.
Suns out, tongues out! 👅 📸 cloewithacanozl
Did you know that green tree pythons have a special hunting technique? They wrap themselves around branches and dangle the tip of their tail to lure their prey, then strike out and constrict it! 📸 JeevankrishnaF
Tune into episode 4 of this season's The Zoo TV Series❗️ Catch it on @RTEOne or the @RTEplayer at 7.30pm tonight.
Did you know that meerkats have a daring diet that includes venomous scorpions and snakes? 🐍 The species is mainly insectivores though, feeding on insects, worms and other invertebrates. 📸 emeraldislewildlifI0
The red pandas at Dublin Zoo eat 450g of panda cake every day! It’s a high fibre mixture which includes oats, grass, breadcrumbs, egg, wheat & poultry meal. The cake plus around 10 stems of bamboo make up their daily intake of about 20-30% of their body weight. 📸 Sean Loughranb
You can also be in with the chance to win an Annual Family Pass for Dublin Zoo! Let’s come together and build a future that is greener – and enjoy some fun in the sun. #Sustainability #DublinZoo #EcoExplorersWeekend
🍂 Eco Explorers Weekend 🍂 This Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of July, we’re teaming up with our sustainability partne@sseairtricityty for the Eco Explorers Weekend. Experience the new enhanced Eco Explorer trail with an adventure activity book and much morebN
Great day for a swim! 💦 Stop by Sea Lion Cove during your next visit to see the colony of California sea lions explore their habitat from the underwater viewing area! 📸 withlovechristinPI
Spot the lioness 🧐 Book your tickets online to visit the pride of Asian lions and get up to 15% off gate prices:dublinzoo.ie7 📸 seaniekNn
Did you know that hippos make a variety of sounds including honking, grunting and bellowing? They can even make sounds underwater! 📸 Caoimhe TyndallK
Tune into episode 3 of this season's The Zoo TV Series❗️ Catch it on @RTEOne or the @RTEplayer at 7.30pm tonight.
Happy Saturday, relax and enjoy! 📸 lynnski_photographyZ
Did you know that only the male peacock has a blue and green chest, neck and head and a distinctive long tail? The female, the peahen, is mottled brown and white. 📸 alein_roche
We design our planting very carefully to create habitats that reflect the wild habitats of the animals that live in Dublin Zoo. Grasses dominate the savanna landscape. They can resist long periods of drought and grow quickly when the rain comes.
Your opinion is so important and we would appreciate it if you took this online public survey about The Phoenix Park Parking Strategy. Today is you’re last chance to fill in this survey and it should take you ten minutes to complete.
West African crocodile’s eyes, ears and nostrils are located on the top of their head which as apex predators, help them greatly when hunting for prey. 📸 Domhnall Murphy
Don't forget to catch the next episode of this season's The Zoo TV Series❗️ Tune into @RTEOne or the @RTEplayer at 7.30pm tonight.
Snoozing, what Sundays were made for! 💤 📸 richieosullivanartFB
Happy Caturday! 🦁 Did you know that the tassel on the end of the Asian lion’s tail is longer than that of the African lion? Do you know any other differences between Asian and African lions? 📸 Kevin NolajX
Dublin Zoo is part of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan (@BioDataCentre) which is helping to save Irish bee species, other pollinating insects and plants across the country. #AIPP
We have done lots around the zoo to keep the bees and other pollinating insects safe and happy. An example of this can be seen in the new red panda habitat. Book your tickets online to save up to 15% off your next visit to Dublin Zoo. dublinzoo.ie 📸 _niamhpollock
Your opinion is so important and we would appreciate it if you took this online public survey about The Phoenix Park Parking Strategy. This survey is open until Wednesday 6th July and should take you ten minutes to complete. Have your say at systra.ie/en/phoenix-par…
Ring-tailed lemurs will often sunbathe, sitting upright to allow the sun's rays to reach their underbelly which is covered in a thinner, white fur. For this reason, they are sometimes called sun worshippers. ☀️ 📸 Photos_By_Anthonyt
Did you know that despite their name, only the male white-faced saki has the signature white face? The female’s face is grey, brown or red. Visit the troop in the South America House during your next visit and check it out for yourself! 📸 lynnski_photography
Did you know that when lemurs stick their faces into flowers to feed on, they pass on pollen from previous flowers they visited? This makes red-ruffed lemurs important pollinators in their habitat, just like the bees in Ireland! 🌼 📸 ooremmjaybeO8
Don't forget to catch the first episode of this season's The Zoo TV Series❗️ Tune into @RTEOne or the @RTEplayer at 7.30pm tonight
Have you spotted the African spurred tortoise in the African Plains? The African spurred tortoise is the largest mainland tortoise in the world! Stop by during your next visit to learn more about this Endangered species. 📸 rodrigo6
Seeing double? Visit the herd of giraffes on the African Savanna at Dublin Zoo this weekend to learn more about this wonderful species! 📸 charsphotosx
This series once again takes viewers behind the scenes at Dublin Zoo to see their favourite animals and the dedicated animal care team who look after them. Sunday 7.30pm | RTÉ One | @RTEplayer
The Zoo TV series is back for 2022❗️ Following the success of Zoo Live, The Zoo TV series is returning for an incredible 11th season on #RTÉ this Sunday 26th June at 7.30pm.
Your opinion is so important and we would appreciate it if you took this online public survey about The Phoenix Park Parking Strategy. This survey is open until Wednesday 6th July and should take you ten minutes to complete. Have your say at systra.ie/en/phoenix-par…
When you realise it's only Wednesday... 📸 emeraldislewildlife
Did you know that Abyssinian ground hornbills have long ‘eyelashes’, which are actually modified feathers? Their long eyelashes help protect their eyes from dirt and injury. Visit the flock of Abyssinian ground hornbills in the African Plains at Dublin Zoo 📸 rodrigo
It's Monday again, so let's roll with it! Don't forget that you can book your ticket to Dublin Zoo online and save up to 15% on the gate prices - dublinzoo.ie 📸blathena.photoL9
Photo of the week goes to Daniel Pyke for sharing this brilliant photo of a western lowland gorilla in the Gorilla Rainforest at Dublin Zoo. Don't forget to share your favourite photos from your visit to Dublin Zoo for a chance to be featured on our social media channels.
Meerkats have very sensitive noses that are adept at turning over soil and sniffing out food. Book your tickets online to visit the mob of meerkats and save up to 15% - dublinzoo.ie 📸 lynnski_photographyq
Have a turtley awesome Friday! Save up to 15% if you purchase your tickets online - dublinzoo.ie 📸 renchi369J
Next up, our campaigns panel with Esther Conway (@ConserveWildCat), Cat Barton (@chesterzoo) and Killian McNally (@DublinZoo) discussing some of the brilliant zoo campaigns from the past few years. #BIAZA2022
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Happy birthday Berhardine! 🐘 The experienced mother and matriarch of the herd of Asian elephants at Dublin Zoo is turning 38 today! Join us in wishing her a very happy birthday in the comments below!x
And we are underway our chair & director of @DublinZoo addresses delegate's before the talks begins #BIAZA
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The BIAZA Annual Conference begins this evening! We're looking forward to meeting so many of our members over at @DublinZoo for a fantastic few days and the first in-person annual conference for two years.
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Watch the colony of Humboldt penguins munch their lunch while listening to a member of the animal care team tell tonnes of fun facts about this Vulnerable species during their daily keeper talk at 2.45pm. 📸 Caoimhe TyndallS
Two for Tuesday! Don't forget to stop by the West African crocodiles in Zoorassic World during your next visit to Dublin Zoo. Also stick around for the daily keeper talk at 12pm to learn more about the reptiles past and present! 📸 David MinogueU
"We have an obligation to make conservation and education accessible to everyone, and that means making our organisations reflect all of society." Fantastic piece by Andrew Mooney (@DublinZoo) on #diversity in zoos ⤵️ ow.ly/Zcvk50JvMN9 #Pride #PrideMonth
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Did you know that Goeldi’s monkeys are omnivores? They eat both plants and meat such as fruit, insects, spiders, fungi and tree sap. Stop by the South American House during your next visit to see the Goeldi’s monkeys. 📸 Caoimhe Tyndall
Who else is having a snoozy Sunday? 📸 richieosullivanartsa
Western lowland gorillas are a subspecies of the western gorilla, one of two species of gorilla. They are large primates with black-brown hair, which covers the whole body excluding the face, ears, palms and the soles of their feet. 📸 Kevin Nolan
And that’s a wrap for #ZooLive, we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did! Congratulations to Jackson Maguire for winning the red panda naming competition with his submission Oishi, meaning divine or rose in Hindi. Check out the @RTEplayer to watch any episodes of again!
Don't forget to tune in to @RTEOne or the @RTEplayer to find out the winner of the red panda naming competition and the annual pass to Dublin Zoo!
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