Family-friendly zoo on the west of Edinburgh.
What we like:
The pandas are the star attraction, but the penguins are great fun and there can't be many other places in the world where you can stand in a glass tunnel underneath a tiger.
In their own words:
"Set in over 82 acres of wooded hillside, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals.
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is home to the only giant pandas in the UK. The female is called Tian Tian (Sweetie) and the male is Yang Guang (Sunshine).
Both pandas have identical, but separate, enclosures as giant pandas are entirely solitary animals that only meet once a year during the breeding season.
The outdoor enclosures feature tree trunks for the pandas to scratch against and climb; large wooden climbing frames and tree houses; caves and ponds."
Good to know
Their winter Giant Lanterns illuminations event runs for two months and is popular with families.
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