Live webcams

Here at Edinburgh Zoo, we care for over 2,500 amazing animals and you can spot some of them through our wildlife conservation charity's live webcams.  

But who are the famous faces behind the live streams?

Queensland koala sitting up on a nook in a branch with one hand holding itself and one in front Image: ALLIE MCGREGOR 2024


The stars of our koala cam are Kalari, Talara and Myaree, whose hobbies include sleeping and eating. Don’t worry if they don't move much, koalas sleep for a lot of the day (up to 22 hours!) and prefer to spend time on their own. They are most active in the morning and enjoy roaming around when we put out their breakfast.

They eat around 500 grams of eucalyptus every day – that’s the equivalent of a small bag of sugar!

They are the only Queensland koalas in the UK. 

Watch our koalas


We have two Sumatran tigers which are the smallest tiger subspecies and are critically endangered in the wild - a female named Dharma and a male called Lucu. Both of which can be seen on tiger cam.  

Sumatran tigers usually live alone in the wild and are quite shy, so the pair are still being introduced to one another.

Don’t worry if you can’t see them right away, it’s surprising how well an orange cat can blend into green leaves. Dharma and Lucu are most active in the morning and evening, or when the sun is out, which is when they enjoy lounging on the platform having a catnap. 

Watch our tigers
Sumatran tiger Dharma emerging from the trees and looking to the right IMAGE: Amy Middleton 2024
Asiatic lion male Jayendra looking at camera

IMAGE: Sian Addison 2018


Meet our Asiatic lion Jayendra.

While lions enjoy their outside time, they are only active for about four hours a day and they spend the rest of their time sleeping or at rest. Like a lot of our animals, they are most active in the early morning or later in the afternoon. You have to have an eagle eye to catch them! 

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Next we have our cheeky penguin colony. Edinburgh Zoo is home to the largest outdoor penguin pool in Europe, with three different species (gentoo, king and Northern rockhopper) and over 100 individuals, which can all be viewed on our penguin cam.

None of our penguins are camera shy and like to be front and centre for most of the day. You may even spot Kevin, our naughtiest penguin, who has a lifetime ban from the penguin parade for pecking at our visitors! 

Watch our penguins
King penguins Sir Nils Olav and Alfie walking together in enclosure facing camera Image: ALLIE MCGREGOR 2024
Giraffe eating from feeder

IMAGE: Hollie Watson 2022


Finally we have our tallest residents, our tower of Nubian giraffes.

Ronnie, Arrow, Gerald, Fennessy and Gilbert arrived in 2021 as part of a partnership between our wildlife conservation charity, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) and Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky to bring giraffes back to Edinburgh for the first time in over 15 years and support vital work to protect the species in the wild. 

Watch our giraffes