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Monday 30 May 2016

Belfast Zoo animals wake up to winter wonderland as snow and ice hit Northern Ireland

Published 15/01/2016

The animals at Belfast Zoo woke up in a winter wonderland at Cave Hill today.

It comes as snow and ice caused widespread disruption across Northern Ireland on Friday morning and the Met Office warns of more with a new ice warning.

A yellow alert will be in place from 5pm on Friday and last until 11am on Saturday.

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Forecasters are predicting temperatures to plummet tonight leaving untreated surfaces particularly treacherous.

While some of the animals in the Zoo such as the gentoo penguins thrive in the snowy conditions - others have heated housing which they can retreat to in winter

Andean bears are found in the Andes mountains so Spook enjoyed exploring his new snowy surroundings.

The zoo remained open today and visitors got the chance to see Logan the maned wolf and many other species, as they enjoyed the recent cold weather.

Chris and Plocia the red pandas had a great view of snowy Belfast from their treetop home while Yhetto the Asian elephant enjoyed her snowy Cave Hill surroundings.

Visitors who are planning to visit the zoo over the next few days, should call 028 9077 6277 before they begin their journey for up to date opening information.

Enough snow today in Belfast to make a lifesize horse! Submitted by Laura
Enough snow today in Belfast to make a lifesize horse! Submitted by Laura
The weather is a popular topic to talk about in Northern Ireland
Here is a picture of the snow dragon/ dinosaur my wife Sarah and I built on Thursday 29th January outside the in law’s home in Carryduff, Belfast. Submitted by Ruiseal McKimm
Myself and two friends took advantage of the recent snowfall and went for a hike in the Mourne Mountains. It was a stunning landscape. I shot this image as we were coming off Pierce's Castle 495m. I have aptly named it 'Frozen Landscape'. - David J Campbell. Twitter handle: @Photodave109
To all the sceptics, this is 100% not photoshopped. My boyfriend and I built it dodging cat poo in my garden the entire time. Submitted by Emma Hamill
A heavy snowfall in Mallusk, Co Antrim. Pic William Irvine. 02/03/2015
A winter wonderland in Carryduff, Co Down. Pic: Stevie Rea. 02/03/2015
A picture of my two very close friends on the last ascent to the summit of Slieve Donard on Saturday 31st January 2015. After battling through 80mph winds, sub zero temperatures and two severe snow blizzards, they made it! It was an amazing moment, and this picture just captures the majesty of it all. - Timothy Fergusson
Remarkable winter scenes on Benbradagh Mountain
Dundrod Co Antrim, submitted by Paul McFarland, Dromore.
Davagh forest nighttime snow mountain bike ride. Submitted by Michael Regan. Jan 29 2015
Olaf from Frozen lives again. Pic by Michelle White.
Images from Dromore Co Down, submitted by Paul McFarland, Dromore
Image of snow in Mayfield area of Glengormely. Submitted by Santhosh John. Jan 2015
Hillsborough Parish Church and Snow Topped Lisburn. Submitted by Tommy Blake. Jan 2015
Snow clings to the trees on the Cochranstown Road near Lisburn
A low winter sun peers over the horizon at Dundrod yesterday morning
A squirrel hunts for food in gardens in west Belfast
Dog-walkers in Stormont Estate yesterday
A horse braves the sleet and snow in Belfast
Hector, a Spanish Water Dog, plays in the snow
The McNeill family - twins Cathal and Caolan (3) and big sister Aoife (6) enjoy a day off school in Annaclone, Co Down. Pic: Paula McNeill (29/01/2015)
The rural beauty of Annaclone, Co Down this morning. Pic: Paula McNeill (29/01/2015)
Snow sun over Annaclone Co Down this morning. Pic: Paula McNeill (29/01/2015)
Thomas and Evie put their day off school to good use. Katesbridge, Co Down. Pic. Stepen Brown (29/01/2015)
Five-year-old Jasmine with her Olaf snowman in Belfast. Pic Maggie Parker (29/01/2015)
A touch of snow on the Coastal Path, Bangor. Pic Arlette Maginness (29/01/2015)
Shoppers and city workers get caught in the snow which fell in Belfast yesterday
Four-year-old Anna from Carryduff enjoying an afternoon in the snow. Pic. Claire Scarborough (28/01/2015)
Shoppers and city workers get caught in the snow which fell in Belfast yesterday
Shoppers and city workers get caught in the snow which fell in Belfast yesterday
Shoppers and city workers get caught in the snow which fell in Belfast yesterday
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Snow on the A1 dual carriageway near Newry, as an orange weather alert is announced in Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 28, 2015. A cold weather front is to sweep in with temperatures expected to drop as much as 10C to below zero overnight into Thursday. See PA story WEATHER Cold. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Sheep in the snow in the Glens of Antrim, as an orange weather alert is announced in Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 28, 2015. A cold weather front is to sweep in with temperatures expected to drop as much as 10C to below zero overnight into Thursday. See PA story WEATHER Cold. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Snow in the Glens of Antrim, as an orange weather alert is announced in Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 28, 2015. A cold weather front is to sweep in with temperatures expected to drop as much as 10C to below zero overnight into Thursday. See PA story WEATHER Cold. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Little 16-month-old Clara has fun as she gets her first glimpse of the snow and takes her first steps in the winter wonderland in Limavady. Pic. Hannah McCausland 13/01/2015
Spring is just around the corner. Lambeg Pic: George Wills 25/01/2015
A snowy scene taken through a bus window while travelling home to Co. Tyrone. 18/01/2015 Pic. Feldore McHugh
Slemish looking cold and grey in Broughshane. Pic. Maureen Ballantine 16/01/2015
Motorists make their way through snowfall in Gortin near Omagh, as many parts of the UK were on snow alert with wintry showers threatening to disrupt travel. Niall Carson/PA Wire.
Sheep and a grouse in fields in Drumbo
A blanket of snow in Glenarm Co Antrim. Pic Matthew Morrow (28/01/2015)
The magical reflections of the mallards in the sunshine. Oxford Island Craigavon. Pic Noeni Bryars 22/01/2015
The magical reflections of the mallards in the sunshine. Oxford Island Craigavon. Pic Noeni Bryars 22/01/2015
Aoife beside her first ever snowman in Ballyronan, Co Derry. Pic. Caroline Glendinning 14/01/15
A blanket of snow covers Rathfriland. January 2015
A low sun rises over a gate in the Moneyrea countryside
Mischievous cocker spaniel Finn steals snowman's carrot in Coleraine Pic. Karen Garvin 14/01/2015
‘Keeper’ the German shepherd plays in the snow in Ballycastle yesterday. The adverse weather conditions, however, brought misery to many
A solitary figure is framed by the famous trees of the Dark Hedges. January 15. 2015
A woman throws a ball for her springer spaniel on the snowy west strand at Portrush
Brothers Brenn (10) and Aodan (7) Doherty sledge along Creggan Hill to the Model Primary School in Derry
Snowfall causes disruption in the village of Claudy
A stunning sky over a blanket of snow in Five Mile Straight, Maghera, Derry. Pic. Hilary McGrath 14/01/2015
A lone sheep surrounded by snow at a farm near Claudy, Derry. Pic. Fiona-Jane Garrett 14/01/2015
Proudly showing off their snowmen as children enjoy the snowfall in Northern Ireland. Pic. Michelle Wilmont 14/01/2015
A thick blanket of snow lies in Kildoag, Londonderry. Pic Astrid Coyle 14/01/2015
A good day's work in the snow - proudly showing their happy snowman. Pic Michelle Wilmont 14/01/2015
Snowball fights in the snow as young and old enjoy the wintry spell in Northern Ireland pic. Michelle Wilmont 14/01/2015
A blanket of snow makes a dramatic view over Loughbrickland Lake. Pic Lisa Young 13/01/2015
Dramatic colours as winter takes over Loughbrickland Lake Co Down. 13/01/2015 Pic. Lisa Young
Beautiful wintry image of Loughbrickland Lake Co Down. Pic. Lisa Young 13/01/2015
Zoe Adair and Victoria Poole enjoying the snowy spell in Northern Ireland. Pic. Victoria Poole. 13/01/2015
A blanket of snow over Dungiven. Pic. Natasha Kealey. 13/01/2015
Traffic slowed down due to snow on the Glendermot road Londonderry. Pic. Marcus Bye 13/01/2015
Heavy snow cover in Strabane. Pic. John Blair 13/01/2015
A beautiful snowy landscape in Strabane. Pic. John Blair 13/01/2015
A bed of snow glimmers under the sunshine in Strabane. Pic. John Blair 13/01/2015
Snow lying in Inishowen, Co Donegal. Pic. Trygve de Brun 13/01/2015
Florencecourt, CO Fermanagh Susan Elliott 13012015.
A wintry morning in Ballymoney. Pic. Emma McFaul 13/01/2015
A snowy morning in Park Village Co Derry. Pic.Fiona Jane Garrett 13/01/2015
A dark winter morning in Belleek, Co Fermanagh. Pic. Katriona Cox 13/01/2015
Blanket of snow outside Claudy. Pic Stacey Witherow 13/01/2015
A scattering of snow in Fivemiletown. Pic. Julie Brownlee 13/01/2015
Snow fall in Aghadowey. Pic. Lesley Richard Hunter 13/01/2015
Lettershandoney snow fall. Pic. Padraig Lynch 13/01/2015
Moonlit snow and stars over derelict house on Glenshane Pass. Photo by Martin McKenna.
Walkers on Divis Mountain, Belfast
In England, a jay skips through the snow in Kielder Forest
A donkey on Divis Mountain, Belfast
Traffic on the Glenshane Pass in Co Londonderry, as snow is replaced with rain and high winds across the province.
Sheep brave the overnight snowfall in Co Derry, Feb 2014. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Taken on Portstewart Strand,11/2/14. Some hardy surfers undeterred by a snowstorm. Submitted by Evelyn McCullough
Frosty - Snowfall in Northern Ireland Feb 2014. Picture submitted by Stevie Burns
Snow in Maghera, Co Derry with bad weather hitting across Northern Ireland. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Snowfall in Coleraine - a creative eye. Submitted by Deanna Partridge Feb 2014
Snow at Creative Gardens Galgorm Castle. Feb 2014. Submitted by Philip Gass.
The scene in Derry's Brooke Park as snow hits the North West. Photo Lorcan Doherty / pressye.com
Snow in Limavady. By @RichardCraig7
The scene in Derry's Brooke Park as snow hits the North West. Photo Lorcan Doherty / pressye.com
Snow in the Aghanloo area, just outside Limavady. By @RVE_LTD
The scene in Derry's Brooke Park as snow hits the North West. Photo Lorcan Doherty / pressye.com
Heavy snow at Hillfarm House Deer Sanctuary, Derry. By @kevinharkin3
The scene in Derry's Brooke Park as snow hits the North West. Photo Lorcan Doherty / pressye.com
Flashback to snowy 2013: Spelga Dam in the Mournes. Submitted on behalf of Lynette Cooke.
after the snow
Gallery of Belfast Telegraph readers' snow pictures Garden fox - Carrowreagh, Dundonald submitted by Carol Cinnamond March 22 2013
House of Stephen Bryden on the Cairn Road outside Carrickfergus. Image sent in by Gerry Millar
Image of a car between a snow bank. Image supplied by Paul Connolly
Basil McCrea travelling through Dromara snowfields. Image supplied by Jamie Mackrell
Basil McCrea with residents in Annahilt. Image supplied by Jamie Mackrell
Gallery of Belfast Telegraph readers' snow pictures Castle Gardens, Lisburn. By Tom Porter
Beautiful trees on divis mountains. By Pauline
A Winter Sun In Lisburn. By Tom Porter

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