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  • Enjoy festive fun at Edinburgh Zoo this autumn and winter 

    The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has announced the return of Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights, alongside as a brand-new family friendly Halloween event running in October.

  • Endangered pygmy hippo calf named in tribute to native home

    Scotland’s only pygmy hippo calf, born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo in April, has been named Amara in a tribute to the species’ native home of West Africa.

  • Edinburgh Zoo giraffes spotted outside for the first time

    The first four giraffes to arrive at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo this week have been spotted exploring outdoors for the first time as they settle in and get to know each other.

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Summer nights at the zoo

If we're fully booked during the day, then why not visit us in the evening?

This summer we're opening our gates after hours to give you even more opportunities to see your favourite animals whilst enjoying the early evening atmosphere at Edinburgh Zoo!