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Meet Dublin Zoo's latest arrivals ... giant festive Chinese lanterns inspired by animals

The zoo will light up every evening till the beginning of January. / YouTube

CHINESE CRAFTED SILK lanterns, inspired by wildlife, will light up the walkways of Dublin Zoo in the run up to Christmas as part of the new Wild Lights attraction.

Chinese performers and Asian craft and food markets will be on hand every evening too – and the installation will run until the start of January.

The lanterns of lions, tigers, elephants and other animals will light up the walkways of the Phoenix Park tourist attraction each night from 5pm to 9pm.

Dublin Zoo was at risk of closure at the turn of the millenium, but remained open due to renewed government support. It has since seen the addition of a dinosaur exhibit and a reptile enclosure, and now regularly ranks among the country’s top tourist attractions.

Watch: ‘Dublin Zoo’s latest attraction is…dinosaurs’ >

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