Edinburgh Zoo is the world's first breeding Penguin zoo, and one of the most Penguin parks, where penguins can swagger around the park in all corners, you can intimately contact him, very lovely, very distinctive. In addition, the other two stars of the Edinburgh Zoo are the giant panda and the koala. They are neighbors and the tourists are very busy.
Edinburgh Zoo is located in the downtown area of Edinburgh. Unlike other urban zoos located in the suburbs, it is hard to see from the front and back doors of Edinburgh Zoo that it is a large zoo, as if it is the same as other buildings on the street. In fact, when you enter the gate of the zoo, you will find that there is a large space inside, which is completely a green garden. Edinburgh Zoo is famous in Britain because the giant pandas given to Britain by China live here. In fact, the zoo has many rare animals all over the world. It is not only a tourist attraction, but also a breeding and Protection Center for animals.
Definitely worth a visit for family travellers, but make sure to take a whole day to explore it all. The zoo is on a hill, and like the rest of Edinburgh you’ll probably find yourself walking uphill for most of your visit. If it’s a particularly sunny day then be sure to pack lots of water. The Penguin Parade is a great chance to see one up close, but my personal favourites are the Spider Monkeys!
Edinburgh Zoo is one of the few places in Britain where pandas are raised. The zoo is huge. Most of the animals'activities violate the law. They can be reached directly from the city centre (Prince Street) by taxi. There are several restaurants and cafes, children's playgrounds and some picnic benches.
A good day out for all the family. The new addition of the two adult pandas is proving very popular at the zoo, book your slot (no additional cost than the ticket entry price) and it is all very easy as small groups go through each time. You can't be guaranteed to see them though, as they sleep 16 hours a day!! The Penquin parade at 2.15pm is another popular attraction, find your spot early as it gets very busy indeed (even if the zoo seems quite throughout the day). I would recommend a picnic here (if dry enough) as shop prices soon add up. This a zoo built on a hill so be aware when choosing footwear there is a lot of walking (as with any zoo) and be prepared for the hills. The Koala was my favourite!