Edinburgh Zoo is situated to the west of the city and it is the only zoo which
exists in Scotland. The zoo has been
around since 1913 and it is the only zoo in Britain to have Koalas and was the
first zoo in the world to breed Penguins.
The zoo has a strong association with Penguins, this dates back to receiving its
first Penguins in 1914 at which time this was the first time that people had
seen Penguins outside of the S.Atlantic. The Penguin Parade which the zoo has become famous for dates back to 1950
and it runs everyday at 2.15pm.
On December 4th, 2011 the Zoo got a loan of 2 Giant Pandas from China
for a period of ten years. These
have become a highly popular addition to the zoo and the pair are a breeding
pair and it is hoped they will breed successfully during their time in