Wrapping Up At the Edinburgh Zoo

The Edinburgh Zoo has the only giant pandas in the UK, and is also home to the UK’s only koalas.  After a stroll through the Australian exhibit’s walk-through aviary where you see the beautiful Victoria crowned pigeon, you’ll meet the zoo’s Queensland koalas.  Some people think that koalas are drugged from the toxic eucalyptus leaves they…

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A View From Sun Bears to a Rainy City

Sun bears, named for the patch of fur on their chest that resembles the rising sun, are the smallest and rarest species of bear.  A native of South East Asia, sun bears are known to be very curious and energetic which was quite evident on our visit.  With indoor and outdoor enclosures full of climbing structures,…

The Budongo Trail Leads to Brilliant Birds

On this cool, rainy day along the Budongo Trail at the Edinburgh Zoo, before approaching the exhibit we stumbled upon a gorgeous, elaborate wooden bench where you can sit beside beautifully carved out chimps.  I loved it, it was a great piece.  Before venturing into the building and out of the rain we strolled past the outdoor…

Edinburgh Zoo

The Zoological Society of Scotland was founded in 1909 and by July of 1913 the Edinburgh Zoo was opened.  Located just west of Edinburgh’s city center on 82 acres of rolling hillside, the Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 1000 rare and endangered species.  It wasn’t until after a visit in 1948 by HRH King…