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Please consider a donation to feed Dharma

A message from Andrew, our tiger keeper: 

“Dharma our Sumatran tiger is quite elusive so she is used to self-isolation! You’re most likely to see her in the morning or afternoon. It’s a special moment when you see Dharma up close in person or on our cameras – and you can help her at this difficult time by giving a donation. 

Sumatran tigers live alone in the wild and are quite shy, so don’t worry if you can’t see her. She’s most likely exploring in the long grass or having a snooze! “If she could, we’re sure even Dharma would like to say a huge tiger-sized thank you to everyone who has donated. Giving a tiger their tea is an amazing gift!" 

It’s impossible to overstate the impact of the Covid-19 closure on Edinburgh Zoo. It cut off 90% of the funds needed by our dedicated keepers and vets to care for thousands of animals. If you can, please consider a donation to support our survival fund. 

£50 could buy feed Dharma for a week. Please help our animals like Dharma by giving an online donation today. Or you can donate by text. 

Simply text ZOO plus the amount you’d like to donate to 70085 (e.g. ZOO5 to donate £5)*. 

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The science behind the tiger who came to tea!

If you didn't capture a glimpse of the elusive Dharma but did you know our conservation team are using DNA from tiger poo to help protect tigers in Nepal? Tigers are the biggest cats on the planet, but also one of the most threatened. In this episode of #RZSSGoesWild, find out why it's important for us to understand what's on the menu for wild tigers in Nepal, how DNA from poo can help us do this, and how the tigers at our zoos helped us to refine our tiger poo detective skills.  Why not catch up on all episodes of #RZSSGoneWild and find out about the wider work of RZSS?

Donate to support RZSS projects in the wild


IndigoVisionWe would like to say thank you to IndigoVision for their generous support of our Tiger Tracks enclosure. Without their expertise we would not have been able to provide this incredible 24 hour live view of the tigers. If you would like to find out more about IndigoVision and their Intelligent Video Solutions please visit www.indigovision.com.


CamvistaWe would also like to say thank you to Camvista who provide their expert video streaming services for all of our webcams.

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Can you support our survival fund?

The survival of endangered animals depends on the survival of your zoo.

Donations from thousands of people like you have kept our animals well fed and safe while we were closed and had no visitor income. We were grateful for every gift during those challenging times.

But while we can now welcome you back, our visitor numbers are greatly reduced and the future of your zoo is at risk.

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.