All posts tagged: Edinburgh Zoo

Creepy Crawlies invade Edinburgh Zoo

Creepy Crawlies return to RSZZ Edinburgh Zoo this Friday 7th October and the exhibition promises to be bigger and better than ever. Visit a whole host of weird and wonderful creepy crawlies from around the world on the zoo’s Budongo Trail, with the opportunity to meet the keepers and get hands on with bugs and insects […]

Breeding success at Penguin Rock this year

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo had a successful breeding season this year and welcomed 19 gentoo chicks and one northern rockhopper chick to its Penguin Rock enclosure. Penguin breeding season, which began in March, is now coming to a close and these once tiny chicks are now growing into adorably fluffy youngsters. The first gentoo chicks hatched […]

World Tiger Day at Edinburgh Zoo

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo treated their tigers to spectacular globe-shaped enrichment as part of the zoo’s World Tiger Day celebrations this week. World Tiger Day is held globally on the 29th July to help highlight the plight of tigers in the wild and raises awareness of the vital conservation work being carried out to save them. […]

Wee Beasties invade Edinburgh Zoo

Wee Beasties are set to take over RZSS Edinburgh Zoo from this weekend as the wildlife attraction opens a big new exhibit for some of its smallest animals. The zoo’s latest indoor attraction promises to take you on an adventure from the forests of East Africa to the islands of French Polynesia. Discover unusual species […]

Celebrating World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day is celebrated every year on 25th April and was created to promote the health and conservation of these amazing flightless birds. To celebrate we have created a round up of our favourite penguin species and where you can see them. Rockhopper penguins are one of the smallest penguins standing at just 20 […]

Penguins pick up presents for Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and to help get into the festive spirit, the penguin keepers at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo have created a large fireplace, hung with stockings and surrounded by Christmas presents for the penguins. Dawn Nicoll, Senior Penguin Keeper at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, said: “We love making enrichment for the animals, especially […]

Rare calf born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

Keepers at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo are delighted to welcome the birth of a rare calf. A Visayan spotted deer calf was born in October and it is the first time this species has bred at the zoo. The Visayan spotted deer, also known as the Philippine spotted deer, is a rare deer species, listed as Endangered […]

Pandas on ice at Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh’s most famous black and white duo, Yang Guang and Tian Tian, are celebrating their birthdays this month with Yang Guang turning 13 (on 14th August) and Tian Tian also turning 13 (on 24th August). To celebrate the pandas’ birthdays, their keepers have treated them to a selection of tasty ice lollies at RZSS Edinburgh […]

Baby Baku’s progress on film

Baby Baku, the two-month old endangered tapir calf born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, is growing up big and strong – not to mention full of adventure – judging by a recent video. Already doubled in size, keepers have filmed the calf in a boisterous mood trying to persuade his dad Mowgli to have some fun. […]

New stripes for Scotland

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is to open a new enclosure at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo for its pair of critically endangered Sumatran tigers. Due to launch in June 2016, Tiger Tracks will be home to Jambi and Baginda, an adult breeding pair. It will be more than three times the size of the existing […]

New tiger enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is delighted to announce the development of a brand new and improved enclosure at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo for their pair of critically endangered Sumatran tigers. “Tiger Tracks” will launch in June 2016 and will be the new home for Jambi and Baginda, the adult breeding pair that experts […]

Surprise funding for Zoo’s new red pandas

Conservation charity, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), has been awarded an additional £25,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The surprise funding will support the development of an enclosure for two red pandas that are confirmed to arrive at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo later this year. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded an […]