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  • Penguin Parade

    Penguin Parade

  • Edinburgh's Penguins

    RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is probably best known for our penguins. Our association with these amazing birds began in January 1913 with the arrival of three king penguins and the first successful hatching of a king penguin chick in 1919. These were the first penguins ever to be seen anywhere outside of the South Atlantic, and we have pioneered the care and science of penguins ever since.

    Edinburgh Zoo is now home to Europe's largest outdoor penguin pool and over 150 penguins, including Gentoos, Kings and Northern Rockhoppers.


    Watch our penguin colony live from Penguins Rock!