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 0:54

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(...)