Animals & Attractions

There is a small flock of rainbow lorikeets here at Edinburgh Zoo in an off show area.

We have had great success breeding the species and have welcomed chicks every year since 2014.

You can help feed and care for our lorikeets and other threatened animals around the world by donating today - if you can, please support our Survival Fund.

Fun facts!

  • Lorikeets are specially adapted for a diet consisting mostly of nectar and pollen 
  • You will sometimes hear lorikeets referred to as “brush-tongued parrots” thanks to the tiny hair-like structures called papilla, which help them excavate pollen and nectar from flowers
  • Rainbow lorikeets reach sexual maturity at the age of 2 and mate with one bird for their whole life 
  • Baby lorikeets have black beaks and eyes which change to orange as they grow older

How we're helping

As a wildlife conservation charity, we care for both the animals here at the zoo and work to protect endangered species around the world.

From providing genetics expertise and veterinary health, to protecting wild places with local conservation partners, and even restoring threatened species to the wild, we are active where we are needed most.

Find out more about some of our conservation projects. 

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Become an RZSS member and receive a whole host of benefits while helping to care for animals around the world.

Can you support our Survival Fund?

Every month, we need thousands of pounds just to feed and care for the animals you love. If you can, please help your zoo survive long into the future by giving a donation today.

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