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We hope you enjoy watching our charity's colony at Penguins Rock, Europe's largest outdoor penguin pool!

Your support helps to care for all the animals you love here at Edinburgh Zoo, as well as contributing towards vital wildlife conservation, community and engagement work carried out by Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) teams in Scotland and around the world.

You may spot Kevin, our naughtiest penguin, who has a lifetime ban from the penguin parade for pecking at our visitors! Keep an eye out for Snowflake, our leucistic gentoo, easily identifiable by his rare pale white plumage. And don't forget Major General Sir Nils Olav, mascot of the Norwegian King's Guard and the world's highest ranking penguin!

Our penguins are usually visible on the camera throughout the day so don't worry if you can't see any, they are most likely just going for a swim and should be back soon.

You can help!

Over one hundred penguins live here at Penguins Rock in Edinburgh Zoo - we're home to gentoo, king and Northern rockhopper penguins. 

It costs £165 a day to feed our penguin colony. Thank you to everyone who has donated to help our penguins, it’s such a wonderful thing to do and makes a big difference.

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Protect, value and love nature

Did you know that Edinburgh Zoo is part of RZSS, a wildlife conservation charity? Donations from people like you will not only care for the animals in our zoo but will also support the survival of threatened species around the world. 

You can donate online or text ZOO plus the amount you’d like to donate to 70085 (e.g. ZOO10 to donate £10)*.

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*Texts cost your donation amount plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text ZOONOINFO to 70085





We would like to say thank you to IndigoVision. Without their expertise we would not have been able to provide this incredible 24 hour live view of the penguins. If you would like to find out more about IndigoVision and their Intelligent Video Solutions please visit www.indigovision.com.


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