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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo Review

Children love to visit the some 1,000 animals that live in Edinburgh Zoo, especially the two giant pandas—Tian Tian and Yang Gaung—that were flown in from China. Free 20-minute viewing sessions must be booked in advance. The ever-popular Penguin Parade begins at 2:15 (but since penguin participation is totally voluntary, the event is unpredictable). You can even handle some of the animals from April to September. The zoo spreads over an 80-acre site on the slopes of Corstorphine Hill. Take buses 12, 26, or 31.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Corstorphine Rd., 3 miles west of city center Corstorphine, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS | Map It
  • Phone: 0131/334–9171
  • Cost: £16
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., daily 9–6; Oct. and Mar., daily 9–5; Nov.–Feb., daily 9–4:30
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  • Location: New Town
Updated: 10-11-2013

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