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RZSS - Edinburgh Zoo

Karen-Jane Dudley

RZSS - Edinburgh Zoo 134 Corstorphine Road Edinburgh EH12 6TS

Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 1000 rare and endangered animals. You can experience a busy programme of educational events and activities - ranging from keeper talks through to hands-on animal encounters - and a wide-range of eating experiences, several play areas, a fantastic gift shop, free hilltop safari rides. Edinburgh Zoo opened in 1913 and is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The…

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10,000 snails 5th Sep 2018 BIAZA zoos including ZSL London Zoo, Bristol Zoo, Chester Zoo, Marwell Wildlife and RZSS Edinburgh Zoo have reintroduced more than 10,000 Polynesian tree snails.
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Big Week at the Zoo 28th Aug 2018 A new TV series highlighting the vital conservation work, dedicated keepers and amazing animals at BIAZA zoos and aquariums around the UK.
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Can building fences save frogs? 27th Jul 2018 An update from RZSS in Cameroon, protecting frogs from illegal livestock grazing on the summit of Mount Oku.
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Endangered deer fawn born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo 9th Jul 2018 A Visayan spotted deer has been born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo
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Binturong babies born in Scotland 29th Mar 2018 RZSS Edinburgh Zoo are celebrating the birth of the first binturong cubs to be born in Scotland.
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Pupils from 500 schools have gone ‘Wild about Scotland’! 30th Nov 2017 The Wild about Scotland outreach programme has recently celebrated it’s 500th school visit! To mark such a momentous milestone the team returned to St Paul’s Primary RC School, which was where the programme was launched back in September 2014.
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RZSS launch new education initiative at first Japan Day 8th Nov 2017 The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) hosted its first Japan Day at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo on Tuesday 7 November 2017.
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RZSS Edinburgh Zoo welcomes endangered tapir calf 9th Oct 2017 The pitter patter of tiny hooves can be heard at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo as keepers welcome an endangered Malaysian tapir calf.
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Deer-y me! 9th Oct 2017 A rare and endangered Visayan spotted deer fawn has been born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.
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Slow and steady wins the conservation race 6th Oct 2017 Conservationists are celebrating the successful reintroduction of thousands of tiny endangered tree snails to their former home in French Polynesia, thanks to a global breeding programme coordinated by ZSL London Zoo.
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Summer School turns 20! 30th Jun 2017 The very popular RZSS Edinburgh Zoo Summer School is back for its 20th year, and to celebrate children will be taking part in activities themed around the continent of Africa, as the first Summer School participants did back in 1997.
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World Tapir Day 27th Apr 2017 Sad to see the Baku of you
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Sir David Attenborough helps bring RZSS armadillo project to life on screen 7th Apr 2017 The award-winning conservation and education work carried out by RZSS’s Conservation Project Manager, Arnaud Desbiez, and his team is being highlighted in an upcoming BBC television documentary called Hotel Armadillo.
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Red-bellied lemur born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo 16th Feb 2017 RZSS Edinburgh Zoo celebrates first new-born of 2017
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RZSS appoints new CEO 7th Oct 2016 Jeremy Peat, Chair of Trustees of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), said: “I am delighted to announce that, following a very thorough…
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Pandas eat more than shoots and leaves 13th Apr 2016 The UK's only two giant pandas, based at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, are providing their support – and poo - to scientists at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) who aim to improve conservation in the wild through better understanding of exactly what members of this iconic species eat.