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    Text ZOO plus the amount you’d like to donate to 70085 (e.g. ZOO10 to donate £10)* to help feed our animals at this difficult time.

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Edinburgh Zoo is temporarily closed, which means we have no visitor income. But our food bill alone is £55,000 every month.

Our cameras help you watch our amazing animals, including our penguins. The good news is you can help them.

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

Thank you to everyone who has already shown their support. As a charity with no government funding, we rely on animal lovers like you – and so do the wonderful species we care for.

Now for some fun facts. Did you know…

  • Our 24 rockhopper penguins are easy to spot among the rest of our penguin colony - lookout for their spectacular yellow feathers and bright red eyes
  • They don’t waddle like the rest of our penguins – instead, they hop from rock to rock – our keepers have obviously told them about keeping active while the zoo is closed!
  • We're working to save rockhoppers in the wild on Tristan da Cunha

Please continue to enjoy watching our animals – we hope to see you soon. In the meantime, take the best of care!

*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

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There are lots of ways you can help our animals

Sadly, Edinburgh Zoo is closed temporarily, so this is a very challenging time. Our food costs alone are £55,000 every month.

The good news is you can help the animals you love. 

You can give a donation, adopt an animal or join as a member. And you can buy zoo tickets and experiences to enjoy later.

Please help our animals today.