The story of Edinburgh Zoo

One hundred years ago Edinburgh Zoo opened its doors to the public for the first time. To mark the zoo’s centenary we’ve collaborated with Edinburgh Zoo to share its fascinating history on Our Town Stories.
Discover why the zoo’s logo is a penguin and where escapee sea lions were found in 1924. Take a nostalgic look at the Children’s Farm and meet the many famous animal faces Edinburgh Zoo has looked after over the years. Look behind the scenes at the zoo’s state-of-the-art Wildgenes Laboratory where today scientists undertake genetic analysis in support of conservation projects.

Bobo the chimp takes a bath

There are also some rather special Then & Now images to find on the Our Town Stories map


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