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We are open with a wide range of safety measures in place to protect you, our staff and our animals – find out more.

While we are very excited to be able to start welcoming visitors back, this is still an incredibly difficult time for our charity.

Most of our income comes from visitors but we have been closed for over three months and still need to limit visitor numbers for the safety of our visitors and our staff.

You can help care for our animals and protect threatened species in Scotland and around the world - find out how.

Panda viewing update

On the evening of Sunday 6 September, Yang Guang will be moving back to his old house for a few days while we make adjustments to our new giant panda enclosure, in line with the construction agreement.

During this time he will not be on view to the public, though Tian Tian will remain at the new enclosure and has kindly agreed to cover Yang Guang’s panda cam duties.

Please be aware both pandas have access to private areas which they can choose to spend time in during the day. We always recommend visiting different areas of the zoo at different times to have the best chance of seeing particular animals.

Welcome to Edinburgh Zoo

Set in over 82 acres of wooded hillside, Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 2,500 amazing and endangered animals. We want our visitors to have an unforgettable day out, so please browse the pages below in order to make the most of your visit.   

General Information

Please be aware indoor and outdoor viewing for any of our animals may be closed at short notice for health checks and welfare reasons.


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We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls and emails. We will do our very best to respond to you as soon as possible. Before contacting us please check out our frequently asked questions page, as these may help answer your query.

Terms and conditions:

Please click here to view the terms and conditions of entry to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

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