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.
Friday, Dec 06, 2013
Pint-sized She-Ra, the pygmy marmoset, has become the proud mother of twins at Edinburgh Zoo. At only three weeks old, the duo are roughly the size of a human pinkie and still spend much of their time sleeping.
Thursday, Nov 21, 2013
Edinburgh Zoo’s gardens team will be hoping that every rose doesn’t have a thorn as they plant 400 roses this week in the Zoo’s new Commemorative Centenary Rose Garden.
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Excited visitors at the Zoo have recently been able to catch a glimpse of the UK’s first ever koala joey as it starts to emerge from mum Alinga’s pouch.
Thursday, Nov 07, 2013
Mina and Ynigo have become proud parents of four Visayan warty piglets at Edinburgh Zoo.
Tuesday, Nov 05, 2013
Ellen and Otto the pygmy hippos at Edinburgh Zoo are celebrating the arrival of a new calf born on Sunday 27th October.
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
Our troupe of brown capuchins are getting ready to go trick or treating – monkey style!
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
Carnivore keepers at Edinburgh Zoo today announced the birth of the Zoo’s first ever African hunting dog. The announcement coincides with the reopening of the hunting dog walkway, which keepers had closed to visitors in August as they suspected Jet, the pack’s non-dominant female, was pregnant.
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
Experts at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland can now confirm that they no longer believe Edinburgh Zoo’s female giant panda, Tian Tian, is pregnant. All of her hormonal and behavioural signs now indicate that she had conceived and carried a foetus until late term, but then lost it.
Monday, Oct 07, 2013
We know it seems hard to believe after all this time, but Tian Tian, our female giant panda, is still continuing to show signs of being in the late term of pregnancy.
Thursday, Sep 19, 2013
Keepers are excited to announce that the UK’s first ever koala joey has been born at Edinburgh Zoo.