Welcome to Highland Wildlife Park

Home to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS).

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Opening hours

Wednesday 17 July

10am - 5pm


Location, parking, information and park map

Visit rain or shine!

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Park developments

News and stories from the park

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Meet our animals

From cheeky monkeys and elusive wildcats to Scotland's only polar bears - there's something for the whole pack to explore! With one of the largest park-based conservation and science programs in the country, we fund, support, and lead research projects locally and globally. Find out more about some of the animals you might meet on your visit.

Meet our animals

Join the herd!

Help the animals you love by becoming a member and enjoy wild days out at Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo!

By joining today, you help care for your favourite animals and protect vulnerable wildlife here in Scotland and around the world. With more than a million species at risk of extinction, your support is more vital than ever.

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Our role in global conservation

By 2030 we will:

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Reverse the decline of 50 species

As our planet's biodiversity declines at an alarming rate, modern-day zoos and wildlife conservation charities such as RZSS are more relevant than ever before. With your support, we can achieve our pledge to reverse the decline of at least 50 species, from pine hoverflies and wildcats in the Cairngorms National Park, to chimpanzees in Uganda, giant anteaters in Brazil and many more.

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Create stronger connections

Making nature more accessible is fundamental because people protect and value what they love and understand. Highland Wildlife Park is a gateway to the natural world through which people can learn about the challenges facing wildlife and how we can help save species from extinction. We pledge to create deeper connections with nature for more than a million people.

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Better protect nature

Stronger communities have a greater capacity to care for wildlife – and through our zoos and our global reach we can help people realise the mental and physical health and wellbeing benefits of being close to nature. This is why we are pledging to enable more than 100 communities to better protect nature. Now is the time to work more collaboratively than ever before.

How you can help

Together, we can create a world where nature is protected, valued and loved. 

More than a million animals are at risk of extinction. Nature needs us all now more than ever. Now is the time to act. 

Your support will help protect the nature that you love today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

Ways to support

Our latest activity highlights

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Upcoming events

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Nature Photography Workshops

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