Published: 21/07/2017 09:00 - Updated: 24/07/2017 12:11

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh ZooRZSS Edinburgh Zoo is packed with a variety of fun and un'zoo'sual things for you to do. With over 1,000 rare and amazing animals, there is so much to explore and discover!

Summer has arrived, and the residents at Edinburgh Zoo have been patiently waiting for the pitter-patter of little feet. Every year keepers, visitors and locals await the appearance of the newest 'zoo'-borns and 2017 has gotten off to a great start with the arrival of rare bird species, bouncing baby joeys and the opening of a brand new exhibition!

One of the zoo's most iconic species welcomed a number of little chicks at the beginning of the year. This year keepers were delighted to announce the birth of an endangered rockhopper penguin chick – the first born at the zoo in over eight years. The little one was born on World Penguin Day and it is hoped the chick will go on to play an important role in the conservation of this species.

Edinburgh ZooThere is even more to discover up near the hilltop of the zoo, where visitors can find the new home of our two critically endangered Sumatran tigers. Tiger Tracks features a walk-through glass tunnel meaning you can get closer than ever before to these amazing animals. Immersed in natural surroundings, watch the tiger pair pounce above in this dynamic new enclosure.

New for summer 2017 is the biggest new attraction, for the smallest of animals. Wee Beasties is a year-round, indoor exhibition and is home to a number of exciting species, including reptiles, amphibians and insects. This exhibition highlights the importance and diversity of 'wee beasties' and the important role they play in our natural world. The new exhibition will also be used to host educational sessions and even some live animal handling.

Come and visit the newest and cutest residents at Edinburgh Zoo, enjoy the summer sun while relaxing in the beautiful site and explore the dynamic new exhibitions and state of the art enclosures.

Twitter: @EdinburghZoo

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