Given we can’t currently go to visit zoos, the only way to see them is for the zoos to come to us and they are doing a great job with virtual visits and You Tube videos.
There are television programmes as well, such as Inside the Zoo!
There are 8 episodes in all, and they kick off on Tuesday 16 February 2021 at 7pm on BBC2.
Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland includes both Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park and you can find out more about this body here. It is a registered charity and it’s been working to prpomote awareness and the conservation of rare and endangered animals for over 100 years. It supports a variety of research and conservation projects both in the UK and around the world.
Can you help the RZSS help animals?
The zoo would welcome any support you can give – why not adopt an animal or make a donation? There are over 2,500 animals at Edinburgh Zoo and it costs £2,000 a day to care for them. It costs Highland Wildlife Park over £600 a day to care for the animals there.
Treat yourself to an eco-friendly shampoo bar and help animals at the same time!
- Buy something from their online shop – they have soft toys, toys and games, homeware, books, clothing and accessories and stationery; some of the stationery is recycled
- Adopt an animal – adoptions start from £40.00 and there a number of different levels available; adoptions will help support the conservation work the zoo is doing in Scotland and further afield
- There are keeper voucher experiences at both Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park
- You could also give a gift membership, a gift that gives year round
- Simply make a donation and help the zoo care for the animals in its care
- From 23 – 25 April, take part in Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk. Choose your own challenge and raise much-needed funds for the animals you love at Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park. Any funds you do raise will be topped up by 50% by the Hunter Foundation, which will make an even bigger difference! You can take part from your home or local area with your family bubble – just make sure you follow current government guidance.
- Find out about the Scottish wildcat campaign to save this special species
- Learn about the conservation work RZSS does and spread the word!
The zoo also has webcams you can watch with koalas, pandas, lions, penguins and tigers.
There are more ideas of ways you can help such as by being a conservation hero and doing some fundraising – find out more here
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