Plan Your Visit to Edinburgh Zoo
We are open every day of the year, including Christmas Day, from 9am until:
|6.00pm||April - Sept.|
|5.00pm||Oct. & March|
|4.30pm||Nov. - Feb.|
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The Press Office of Edinburgh Zoo is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
If you have any press queries please telephone 0131 3140312.
Please see below for the latest Zoo news.
Monday, Mar 10, 2014
Chibale and Chiku, two of our geladas, are celebrating their fifth birthdays with a joint birthday party. As part of the fun, keepers at the Zoo will be treating the whole group to boiled potatoes – one of their favourite delicacies!
Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014
Our hoofstock keepers have welcomed their first ever beautiful banteng calf! Although only four weeks old, the bubbly boy loves to canter around outdoors with his parents.
Monday, Mar 03, 2014
With breeding season on its way, there was much excitement at Penguins Rock today as nest rings and pebbles went into the penguin enclosure.
Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
Edinburgh Zoo’s famous Penguin Parade has received its first ever sponsor. In a two year partnership between Penicuik Home Improvements Ltd and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, the world famous black and white parade will now be “powered by Penicuik”.
Friday, Feb 21, 2014
With the Commonwealth Games only five months away, on Friday 21st February our penguins received a special visit from the Glasgow Schools Baton Relay.
Friday, Feb 14, 2014
Tony Bradford our Visitor Experience Coordinator may need to have Professional Matchmaker added to his title, with an increasing number of men approaching him to help arrange their marriage proposals.
Monday, Feb 10, 2014
Gabon will utilise forensic DNA techniques from United Kingdom scientists based in Edinburgh to track elephants in an attempt reduce their slaughter due to illegal poaching.
Monday, Feb 10, 2014
Edinburgh Zoo’s penguins will bear witness on Monday as one lucky winner receives the keys to a brand new Citroën DS3!
Thursday, Feb 06, 2014
The award-winning Edinburgh Zoo Nights returns for 2014 and is tipped to be bigger and better than ever!
Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
We are extremely sad to let you know that Adana, the three month old pygmy hippo, was found dead in her enclosure by her keepers early on Tuesday 28th January.