Dublin Zoo’s sea lion cove, a new saltwater habitat, which allows visitors to observe the sea lions swimming underwater through glass, was officially opened by President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins’s neighbours are a noisy lot with their grunting, squawking and squealing. What else do you expect when you have Dublin Z(...)

Mairead Wall, Health and Safety Inspector, pictured leaving the Dublin District Court after giving evidence in a hearing involving Dublin Zoo. Photograph: Collins Courts

Dublin Zoo has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations after a two-year-old girl was mauled by a “chilled out” Brazilian tapir which(...)

This baby giraffe born last week already measures 1.7m  and weighs about 70kg. Photograph: Patrick Butler Photography

There is a baby boom under way at Dublin Zoo, with a baby giraffe arriving last week and an elephant calf expected within the next day or two. The Ind(...)

Red panda twins were among several high-profile births  at Dublin Zoo last year. Red pandas, which are native to South East Asia and related to the giant panda, were introduced over a decade ago as part of the zoo’s breeding programme. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

Dublin Zoo welcomed more than a million visitors through its gates last year, confirming its status as the country’s most popular family attraction.Th(...)