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Edinburgh Zoo

Scotland's largest animal collection is 4 1/2 km (3 miles) west of Edinburgh's city center on 32 hectares (80 acres) of hillside parkland offering unrivaled views from the Pentlands to the Firth of Forth. Run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, the zoo emphasizes its role in the wildlife conservation (naturally), although recent attempts to get a breeding pair of pandas out of China seemed to have more to do with luring visitors. Still, the zoo contains more than 1,500 animals, including white rhinos, pygmy hippos, and others. It also boasts the largest penguin colony in Europe housed in the world's largest penguin enclosure. From April to September, a penguin parade is held daily at 2:15pm.

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Scotland's largest animal collection is 4 1/2 km (3 miles) west of Edinburgh's city center on 32 hectares (80 acres) of hillside parkland offering unrivaled views from the Pentlands to the Firth of Forth. Run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, the zoo emphasizes its role in the wildlife conservation (naturally), although recent attempts to get a breeding pair of pandas out of China seemed to have more to do with luring visitors. Still, the zoo contains more than 1,500 animals, including white rhinos, pygmy hippos, and others. It also boasts the largest penguin colony in Europe housed in the world's largest penguin enclosure. From April to September, a penguin parade is held daily at 2:15pm.

Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/edinburgh/A21994.html#ixzz14LAjtnIb


Scotland's largest animal collection is situated near Corstorphine a few miles west from Edinburgh's city centre.

It has great views of the Pentland Hills down across the city to the Firth of Forth. The zoo is run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and emphasizes its role in natural wildlife conservation.

The zoo has more than 1,500 animals, including white rhinos, pygmy hippos, and others. It also boasts the largest penguin colony in Europe housed in the world's largest penguin enclosure.

From April to September, a penguin parade is held daily at 2:15pm.

There are other Edinburgh albums including the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Butterfly Farm, and Edinburgh City, which are all well worth viewing.

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 Edinburgh Zoo - Scotland