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Avian Influenza Prevention Update - 28/02/17

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone in Scotland on 6 December 2016, RZSS has taken various precautions in line with Scottish Government recommendations. This prevention zone has now been extended until 30 April 2017.

While restrictions are still in place, the guidance has been amended from 1 March 2017 and in line with this we are planning the following:

Penguins Rock will re-open and there will be disinfectant foot mats in place for visitors

Penguin Parade will remain suspended until all restrictions are lifted 

Brilliant Birds will remain closed until all restrictions are lifted. The front hall exhibiting fish, leaf-cutter ants and amphibians will remain open.

Pelican walkthrough will re-open with disinfectant foot mats in place at entry/exit gates.

Animal welfare is our number one concern at Edinburgh Zoo and we will always take precautions to minimise risk to our animals, in line with best available Scottish Government and DEFRA advice. Keep an eye on our website for further updates as the situation is subject to change.  

This prevention zone has now been extended until 28 February 2017. Please keep an eye on our website for further updates as this date is subject to change. 

Animal welfare is our number one concern and we will always take precautions to minimise risk to our animals. 

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Brilliant birds is an emmersive walkthrough aviary that showcase exotic species from around the world, including the Bali Starling, Socorro dove and Nicobar pigeon. The entrance vestibule contains a collection of fish, reptiles and our colony of leaf-cutter ants.

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Bird keeper, Sean Meechan, introduces our Brilliant Birds
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