This is my 2nd visit to the zoo my last one was about 10 years ago when my children were small. I’ll be honest the weather was dreadful and that’s obviously not the zoos fault, but we’d pre-booked tickets (to try and save some money) so we had to visit in the pouring rain. A few of the cages were empty with signs saying the animal was being relocated at the moment. But overall there was a general lack of animals which is really disappointing when we paid almost £50. We spent ages looking in cages etc trying to spot what was supposed to be in there.
Many thanks for your feedback concerning your recent trip to Edinburgh Zoo .
I am sorry to hear you were disappointed by your visit. Edinburgh Zoo does look after over 1000 animals and only a select few enclosures are currently empty as we carry out essential maintenance.
I do appreciate that in rainy weather, the animals sometimes shelter indoors and it can be a little harder to spot them. During poor weather especially, I would recommend attending our fantastic programme of talks and feeds by our knowledgeable keepers. This will offer you the chance to gain some spotting tips and hear from the keepers themselves about our fascinating animals.
We hope to welcome you again soon.