Posted In Animals | 28th August 2020

Dublin Zoo: An illustrated history. New Edition

Now Available!

The long history of Dublin Zoo was put on record in 2009 for the first time with the publication of Dublin Zoo: an illustrated history. The new edition released this year brings the history of Dublin Zoo to life, from its modest beginnings on a four-hectare plot, to today’s Zoo of 70 hectares and includes a wide range of archive photography, interviews, new material and recent milestones such as the opening of many new world-renowned habitats and education centres.

Speaking about the book, author Catherine de Courcy said: “It has been a pleasure to explore and present the wonderful achievements of the Dublin Zoo team over the past 20 years in the context of the Zoo’s 189-year history.”

To celebrate the release of the new edition of Dublin Zoo: An illustrated history, we will be running various competitions on our social media pages starting on Monday 31st August to coincide with Dublin Zoo’s 189th birthday on 1st September! The competitions will range from photography competitions to general knowledge questions on the animals at Dublin Zoo. Each competition will see one lucky fan winning a copy of Dublin Zoo: An illustrated history and a Family Day Pass to visit Dublin Zoo. Check out the competition T&Cs here.

To purchase your copy of the New Edition of Dublin Zoo: An illustrated history, please visit the gift shop at the end of your next trip to Dublin Zoo, or send us an email.

Don’t forget to pre-book your next visit to Dublin Zoo.