Animals & Attractions


Edinburgh Zoo has Europe's largest outdoor penguin pool!

Penguin Parade - The penguin parade has resumed again following the lifting of the Avian flu restrictions. Please be aware that as it is breeding season participation in the parade may be limited at this time.


The main pool is Europe's largest outdoor penguin pool at 65 metres long and 3.5 metres deep at it's deepest point, containing 1.2 million litres of water. The new enclosure features lowered perimeters to help make visitors feel closer to the birds. Enhanced viewing areas have also been created with interactive interpretation using feathers, nesting rings, parasols and eggs. Mock sandy beaches and rocky areas add great visual touches, but also provide the birds with different textures that are perfect for their feet. Visitors can also see the birds have fun with a beautiful stone waterfall feature, a water shoot in the shallow end of the pool, and a diving board made out of carved rock. Don't miss the famous penguin parade!
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