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Giraffes return to Edinburgh Zoo after more than 15 years

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Today (Tuesday 11 May), a very tall package was received at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo as two male giraffes arrived from Woburn Safari Park, Bedfordshire.The wildlife conservation charity has partnered...

Newly hatched Gentoos at Edinburgh Zoo

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The first images of this year’s newly-hatched gentoo penguin chicks have been captured at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's Edinburgh Zoo.Staff at the wildlife conservation charity were delighted to report nine chicks have...

Summer 2021 to welcome return of Edinburgh Zoo’s ‘After Hours’ events

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The return of Edinburgh Zoo’s popular 'After Hours' events for summer 2021 have been announced by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS).Staff at the wildlife conservation charity are inviting visitors to take a...

Nesting rings signal start of Gentoo breeding season at Edinburgh Zoo

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The first images of nesting rings being placed at Edinburgh Zoo’s Penguins Rock have been captured by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) marking the start of penguin breeding season.Staff at the wildlife...

Get the keys to Edinburgh Zoo – for one night only

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The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is running a prize draw, and the winner will have a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience - exclusive access to Edinburgh Zoo and an opportunity to...

New samples submitted to Edinburgh Zoo’s biobank

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The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), in partnership with National Museums Scotland (NMS), report that they have received over 1,000 samples of animal tissue for a biobank.These samples are for the European Association...

First glimpse at UK’s only koala joey

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Caught on camera for the first time peeking out of its mother’s pouch is an adorable six-month old koala joey at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo.Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity...

Tiger comes to tea celebrating People’s Postcode Lottery funding

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The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has celebrated £2 million of funding today.This was raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery and they celebrated by treating their critically endangered Sumatran tiger, Dharma, to boxes full of tasty treats to celebrate the milestone. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery...

New otter pair arrive at Edinburgh Zoo

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Edinburgh Zoo has recently welcomed two Asian small-clawed otters, Barry and Luna to Corstorphine.Staff at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland say the pair are becoming more confident each day and enjoy exploring their new enclosure.  Andrew...

Edinburgh firm keeping everyone safe at the zoo

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Edinburgh firm GTS Solutions has a new business partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) at Edinburgh Zoo.The zoo has reopened again after lockdown and GTS Solutions have been engaged to maintain...

Fancy hanging about with the animals after hours at Edinburgh Zoo?

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Edinburgh Zoo is reintroducing After Hours later this summer.This is when they invite members of the public to sign up for a ticket and allow them to explore the zoo at night. The...

New monkey is hanging around at the zoo

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A wee one-month old L’Hoest’s monkey baby has been photographed on camera for the first time at Edinburgh Zoo. Staff there say the youngster will be named in the coming weeks, once they are able to determine...

Zoos and aquariums get government support

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Earlier today four opposition MSPs staged a photo call at Edinburgh Zoo, demanding that the government allowed it to reopen in an effort to secure its future.We are not sure whether any of that...

Watch the Edinburgh Zoo lion cam

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Edinburgh Zoo has installed a new live webcam which will allow you to watch the lions.It is their way of thanking everyone who has donated to help feed the animals.Now you can watch...

Edinburgh Zoo shows live penguins hatching on webcam

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Edinburgh Zoo has this year’s first Northern rockhopper penguin chicks which hatched just days ago. Although the zoo closed to the public, the tiny chicks can be seen on the wildlife conservation charity’s live webcams, where...

Meanwhile at the zoo – anteater pup is named

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Edinburgh Zoo is closed to the public but the staff there are still caring for the animals. It is important that each one has a name and the latest is the four-month-old anteater pup...

One week until dinosaurs light up at Edinburgh Zoo

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Edinburgh Zoo's Giant Lanterns will light up from next Friday.Final preparations are now taking place for the light show which is back for a third year with a brand new theme. Giant Lanterns Lost...

A spooky Halloween look for the lemurs at Edinburgh Zoo

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Animals at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo got into the Halloween spirit thanks to a few spooky treats from keepers.The wildlife conservation charity’s inquisitive ring-tailed and red-bellied lemurs enjoyed foraging for...

Free entry for over 60s at the Zoo

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In a move to tackle loneliness among older people, Age Scotland and Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) have teamed up to allow free entry for over 60s between 11 and 18 October. A...

Giant Lanterns of China returning to Edinburgh Zoo

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Following the success of the event last winter Edinburgh Zoo has told us today that the Giant Lanterns of China are coming back this year. From 15 November to 26 January 2020 the lanterns...

The Big Declutter during Pass It On Week

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Edinburgh Zoo is encouraging local authorities, businesses and organisations to get involved in The Big Declutter.This is part of Zero Waste Scotland's Pass It on Week between 9 - 17 March 2019 which...

Oxgangs celebrate 40th year of adoption of tiger

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Pupils from Oxgangs Primary School, Edinburgh, celebrate the 40-year anniversary of their adoption of Edinburgh Zoo’s endangered Sumatran tiger.Every week for four decades, school pupils have committed to raising funds to help support...

What’s on – The Great Lanterns of China at Edinburgh Zoo

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Edinburgh Zoo has unveiled its biggest ever event, The Giant Lanterns of China, featuring hundreds of gigantic lanterns inspired by mythical creatures from Scottish and Chinese folklore and endangered animals across the world. Scotland’s only...

Pond mud snails are back in the Pentlands

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More than 80 pond mud snails which are in danger of extinction have been reintroduced to a pond in the Pentlands.Conservationists have created a special habitat for them after breeding the species at Edinburgh...

Go and see the unicorns at the zoo this winter

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There will be hundreds of magical and mythical creatures this winter at Edinburgh Zoo as part of its biggest ever event, The Giant Lanterns of China.There will be unicorns, faeries, kelpies and Nessie the...

Rare Crowned Lemur born at Edinburgh Zoo

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An endangered crowned lemur recently born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo holds tight to mum Mabanja. The one month old will cling to its mother’s back for around four months before becoming more independent. Crowned lemurs,...

Cute video of binturong cubs at the zoo

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Edinburgh Zoo have a couple of rare binturong cubs and they recently took their first outside steps.Here they are in all their cuteness.These animals are a member of the civet family and usually live...

New young rhino arrives at the Zoo

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There is a new animal for you to meet at Edinburgh Zoo. Qabid is a two and a half year-old male about half the size of an adult.The rhino has come from Planckendael Zoo...

Edinburgh Zoo welcomes three new penguin chicks

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Three northern rockhopper penguin chicks hatched recently at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.This makes it the most successful penguin breeding season at the zoo in over 27 years. Only days old, the chicks will remain on...

Wild day at the Zoo

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Over 400 guests from six Scottish charities joined in the fun at this year’s Wild about Scotland Community Day at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.Scottish charities Barnardo’s, Children 1st, Children in Scotland, Circle, CLIC Sargent and...

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