All posts tagged: RZSS

Rare tapir calf born at Edinburgh Zoo

Keepers at Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo welcomed the birth of a rare Malayan tapir recently. Malayan tapirs, also known as the Asian tapirs, are the largest of four tapir species and are native to the rainforests of Burma, Malaysia, Sumatra and Thailand. They are increasingly threatened in the wild by habitat loss and […]

First UK polar bear birth for 25 years

The first polar bear to be born in the UK for 25 years has been announced by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The birth was confirmed by staff at Highland Wildlife Park after distinct high-pitched sounds were heard coming from female polar bear Victoria’s maternity den. Polar bear cubs enter the world blind, […]

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 […]

Polar bear breeding begins in the Highlands

The conservation charity, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), have announced that preparations have begun to allow male polar bear Arktos to meet female polar bear Victoria for the first time. This is the latest and most exciting step in our efforts to support the European breeding programme for this at risk species, which […]

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 […]