27/08/2001

Belfast Zoo reopens farm area

Belfast Zoo has reopened the rare breeds farm area for the bank holiday weekend after a prolonged period of closure.

The zoo farm area, particularly popular with younger visitors, has been closed as part of the precautions taken at the zoo since the foot-and-mouth outbreak in February.

On advice from the Department of Agriculture which recommended closure of the zoo, the gates to the zoo farm, which contains several rare breeds, and many other sections of the Belfast Zoo have been closed to the public since the zoo partially reopened in May.

With the zoo fully reopened many more visitors are expected to make the traditional zoo trip before the end of the school holidays. (SP)

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