Our locations

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is a wildlife conservation charity with a bold vision: a world where nature is protected, valued and loved.

Our two sites, Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park, are our gateways to the natural world through which people can experience nature. They can learn about the challenges facing wildlife and discover how we harness our expertise in conservation science and animal care to save species from extinction.

King penguin Sir Nils Olav standing in front of penguin pool next to plant facing left

Edinburgh Zoo

All your favourite animals are waiting for you at the zoo – from charming penguins to majestic giraffes and Scotland’s only sloths and koalas! At the zoo we offer an exciting programme of discovery ranger talks throughout the day, a range of eating experiences, play areas to explore and a fantastic gift shop with lots of sustainable options.

Visit Edinburgh Zoo
Adult male polar bear lying in the grass. Side profile looking to the left. IMAGE: Amy Middleton 2023

Highland Wildlife Park

In 1986 the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland acquired Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig. Highland Wildlife Park is now home to over 200 amazing animals including native Scottish species as well as rare and endangered animals from around the world.

Visit Highland Wildlife Park

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