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Zoo is an award winner several times over

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has won ten awards this summer for its work in science, conservation, animal care and education both in Scotland and all over the world.Staff at the wildlife conservation...

Edinburgh Zoo’s pygmy hippo calf named in tribute to native home

Scotland’s only pygmy hippo calf, born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo in April, has been named Amara in a tribute to the endangered species’ native home of West Africa.The calf’s...

Giraffes return to Edinburgh Zoo after more than 15 years

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...

First glimpse at UK’s only koala joey

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...

Edinburgh Zoo shows live penguins hatching on webcam

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...

Rare Crowned Lemur born at Edinburgh Zoo

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,...

Bamboo plantation set up for the pandas

Things have been a bit quiet on the panda front since the unsuccessful mating attempts earlier this year. But the pandas are still in the zoo and they need to be fed each day,...

New CEO appointed at Edinburgh Zoo

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), owners of Edinburgh Zoo, has today  announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer.Professor Chris West, currently CEO of the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia...

Walker the polar bear on Highland soil – and meeting Edinburgh’s own Mercedes!

After weeks of preparation, Walker the polar bear has finally arrived at the Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie and is ready to take the first few steps onto Highland soil.Walker was transported by road...

Beavers in the wild

The Scottish Beaver Trial team has released a new male beaver to partner a lone female as part of the five-year trial reintroduction of beavers to Knapdale Forest in Mid-Argyll. The male, who was...

Scientists in battle against trafficking

A Darwin Initiative project, part-funded by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, is helping to fight one of the biggest threats to wildlife by using genetics to directly target the lucrative illegal black market...


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