Owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo is one of the city’s biggest attractions. ≥Home to many different species, Edinburgh Zoo is a great day out for all of the family with over 600,000 visitors entering each year. The Zoo is the only one in Britain to house Giant Pandas and Koalas, and they were the first to breed penguins in captivity. Edinburgh Zoo’s gardens also boast one of the most diverse tree collections in the Lothian area.
Set in 82 Acres of parkland, the Zoo holds many fascinating talks and presentations about the residents who include Leopards, Jaguars, Lions, Tigers and Sun Bears. As well as providing an enjoyable experience for tourists, the Zoo is also involved in many scientific pursuits including captive breeding of endangered animals, research into animal behaviours and participation in various conservation programmes that take place throughout the world.