Zoos & Animals

Discover a collection of guides and reviews about Scotland’s best animal-themed attractions.

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is Scotland’s only safari park. The family-friendly attraction is home to over 350 animals, many of which are free to roam the 120-acre estate.

Visitors can enjoy a drive through several animal enclosures before entering a large animal-themed adventure park.

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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is set in 82 acres of beautiful parkland on Corstorphine Hill in Edinburgh. The zoo was the first in the world to house and breed penguins but it is best known today as the only zoo in Britain that keeps pandas.

The zoo features children’s play parks, cafés, and gift shops in addition to the animal enclosures where you can see species ranging from meerkats to chimpanzees.

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St. Andrews Aquarium

A visit to St Andrews Aquarium in Fife allows you to come face to face with a wonderful assortment of marine animals including crocodiles, seals, penguins and lionfish.

The aquarium has expert staff on hand that will answer any questions you have about the 120+ species on display, and you can even arrange a penguin and seal feeding session.

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The Scottish Deer Centre

Set in 55 acres of lovely Fife countryside, The Scottish Deer Centre is an animal conservation park that looks after 14 species of deer from around the world as well as wolves, otters, wildcats, and birds of prey.

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Highland Wildlife Park

Sitting in around 260 acres of beautifully managed parkland in the Cairngorms, the Highland Wildlife Park showcases some of the wildlife that can be found in the mountains and wilderness areas of Scotland, as well as several species that are currently endangered in mountainous regions all over the world.

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