All posts tagged: Scotland

UK’s only koala joey a girl

The UK’s only koala joey had her first health check at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo recently. Staff at the wildlife conservation charity have confirmed that the youngster, born in July last year, is a girl and currently weighs 759g. Keepers will now choose an Aboriginal inspired name for the young […]

Snow fun for Hamish in the Highlands ❄️

Hamish the polar bear enjoyed the recent snowfall at his Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) Highland Wildlife Park home this week.  The wildlife conservation charity looks after a number of cold-weather adapted and native animals within 105 hectares at the Cairngorms National Park, including snow leopard, Amur tiger, Japanese macaque, European bison, and Scottish […]

Highland Wildlife Park get into the Halloween spirit

The animals at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park enjoyed some spooky fun this week after keepers left out some Halloween treats from them. The wildlife conservation charity’s inquisitive Arctic foxes, wolverines, snow leopards and lynx enjoyed searching for some of their favourite food, which was hidden inside hollowed-out pumpkins. Watch the […]

Giant pandas on the move at Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is home to the UK’s only giant pandas which keepers recently moved to a new enclosure. The panda pair were relocated to avoid being disturbed by building noise as the former Corstorphine Hospital located next to the Zoo is redeveloped. Male Yang Guang – which translates to ‘sunshine’ in Chinese – and female […]

Beavers given legal protection in Scotland

This week the Scottish Government made the landmark decision to introduce legal protection for beavers in Scotland from May 1st. The beaver will now join species such as otters, bats and bottlenose dolphins as a European Protected Species in Scotland. The announcement has been welcomed by the two lead partners in the Scottish Beaver Trial […]

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 […]

Arctic foxes arrive at Highland Wildlife Park

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park has welcomed a pair of arctic foxes. The new arrivals, May and Bard, have been busy exploring their new home since arriving at the wildlife park at beginning of  November. Arctic foxes were found in Scotland up until the last ice age, but now live  throughout the Arctic […]

Sea creatures revealed in groundbreaking new exhibition

A fascinating new exhibition exploring the secrets of life within an incredible cross-section of animals will open in Scotland this autumn. Visitors to SEA CREATURES: Life Beneath The Ocean will be able to glimpse inside a number of majestic beasts, learning all about their complex life systems. Fifty ethically sourced, real-life specimens will be showcased within the exhibition, […]

Experience birds of prey on a waterway cruise

If you love birds of prey and are looking for an unusual holiday experience, European Waterways now offer magnificent falconry demonstrations on their Scottish and Irish hotel barge cruises. Guests on the Spirit of Scotland and Scottish Highlander and Shannon Princess in Ireland can enjoy striking aerial acrobatics from falcons, hawks, eagles, owls, and vultures, […]

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 […]

Rare wild horse born at Highlands Wildlife

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in The Cairngorms, Scotland, have been celebrating the birth of a rare Przewalski’s wild horse foal, which can now be spotted trotting around the main reserve with rest of the small herd. The rare species of wild horse had previously been listed as extinct, with the last official sighting in 1968, […]

Amur leopards run wild in the Highlands

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland have recently completed construction work on a very large facility to help the rarest big cat in the world, the Amur leopard. The new enclosure, which covers a very large area of natural Highland habitat, has been created as part of a cold weather breeding programme designed especially for […]