Edinburgh Zoo, found in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, formerly the Scottish National Zoological Park.
The zoo is an 82-acre non-profit zoological park, Home to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, the land lies on the south facing slopes of Corstorphine Hill, from which it provides extensive views of the city of Edinburgh,
Built in 1913, and owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, it receives over 600,000 visitors a year, which makes it Scotland's second most popular paid-for tourist attraction, after Edinburgh Castle.
As well as catering to tourists and locals, the zoo is involved in many scientific pursuits, such as captive breeding of endangered animals, researching into animal behaviour, and active participation in various conservation programs around the world.
- Edinburgh Zoo Postcode EH12 6TS
- Edinburgh Zoo Geolocation Latitude 55.94209° N Longitude -3.2692697° E
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The enclosures at Edinburgh zoo are large and suited to the animals, the breeding programs and campaigns they have in place are impressive and it is always an honour to see china’s panda’s, the only ones in the UK
The animals are well looked after and have lots of space, there are so many animals to see pandas, chimps, birds of prey, penguins, tigers, ghe lemurs, wallaby’s, feeding the parakeets, zebras, Asian Lions, The penguin parade, Koalas, monkeys, sun bears, Sumatran tiger, reptiles, amphibians and insects, it is very hilly and can be hard going, wear comfy walking shoes and wrap up warm, many of the enclosures are up steep walkways, the staff are very helpful, there are restaurant and plenty of picnic spots, so worth while bringing a packed lunch.
The zoo has short opening times 10-4 at the moment with most animal houses closing at 3.30 so I would recommend getting there early.
Book online through our website and you could save up to 10%, no need for discount codes or vouchers, their website will automatically apply the discount
Planning on travelling to the Zoo on the train? Scotrail are currently running a Kids Go Free offer through their website.
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