Edinburgh Zoo

EVENT – Zoo Nights at Edinburgh Zoo, 24th May & 28th June 2013

Edinburgh Zoo opens after hours for two special nights of fun and entertainment Edinburgh Zoo Nights is a brand new event launching this spring. It is an adult only after hours event on Friday 24th May and Friday 28th June 2013. Between 6-10pm, this is a ‘night out with a difference’.  You will be able […]

NEWS – Pandas to return to China?

A row has broken out between Edinburgh Zoo and the Panda Goodwill Association of Beiijing, after visiting delegates from the Chinese capital found that Tian Tian and Yuang Guang – the panda pair whose arrival has recently proven so popular with visitors – are suffering due to the unseasonably warm and sunny Scottish weather. Days […]

FEATURE – Visiting the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo

How to visit the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo Giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang moved to Edinburgh Zoo in December 2011. Tian Tian (meaning sweetie) and Yang Guang (meaning sunshine) have been seen by over 100,000 visitors so far. Due to their overwhelming popularity, the zoo has an appointment system in place to visit the […]

NEWS – RIP Ricky

We were sorry to hear the news that Ricky, Edinburgh Zoo’s oldest chimpanzee at 50 years old, passed away on Monday. Our condolences to all at the Zoo – especially Ricky’s fellow chimps at the Budongo Trail, as we know how tight-knit the chimpanzee groups are. Tweet

REVIEW – The Edinburgh Pass

Edinburgh Spotlight tests out the Edinburgh Pass The Edinburgh Pass is the top tourist attraction pass for those visiting Edinburgh. We thought we would use our local knowledge and give a shot at cramming in as much as possible to get value for money.         You can buy the pass online, at one of the various Visit Scotland Tourist […]

REVIEW – Breakfast at Edinburgh Zoo, Science Festival


An early morning family excursion for breakfast at Edinburgh Zoo By our family reviewer – Freda O’Byrne.  7.30 on Friday morning found my son and I welcomed through the gates of Edinburgh Zoo by Graham Catlow, Animal Project Design Officer.  The reason we were there so early in the day was because we had answered  […]

PHOTO – Chimpanzees at Edinburgh Zoo

We are frequent visitors to Edinburgh Zoo and are particularly fond of its chimpanzee enclosure, the Budongo Trail. Yesterday when we visited, all the chimps were inside, sheltering from the cold weather and using the time to catch up on their grooming and beauty sleep! Here are a selection of photos we took; hoping to […]

NEWS – £5 entry to Edinburgh Zoo until 9th January 2011

£5 entry for all until 9th January 2011 Edinburgh Spotlight loves Edinburgh Zoo and visits many times throughout  the year.  We have previously reviewed the zoo in full from a child’s perspective, but it really is suitable for all ages. We popped along again last week and the entry price is reduced at the moment to £5 per person.  This […]