Support Edinburgh Zoo by planning your next visit!

by RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th April 2021 we successfully raised £149,069 ( + est. £1571.25 Gift Aid ) with 171 supporters in 28 days

You can still support your zoo by donating, adopting an animal or becoming a member

by RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

All money raised will go straight towards feeding the animals you love. Thank you for your support!


We’re delighted to be able to welcome you back to your zoo. 

But without visitors for so long, and thousands of animals to care for, it’s not been an easy year. The pandemic has cost your wildlife conservation charity more than £2 million. 

Now we have opened Edinburgh Zoo again, we have launched this exciting Crowdfunder to give you a chance to enjoy exciting experiences and rewards when you can visit us again. All funds raised will help to feed the animals you love

David Field, Edinburgh Zoo's chief executive (below) has said: 

1615394465_david_-_cp.jpg“With a food bill of £60,000 a month, every donation, membership, adoption and experience will help feed our amazing animals and give them the very best of care.

Recently we launched a prize draw for a once-in-a-lifetime night at the zoo, which has raised more than £76,000! Now we have opened Edinburgh Zoo again, we want to help people get close to nature once more and enjoy incredible experiences and rewards." 


We're delighted to confirm that the eco-brand The Cheeky Panda have made a very generous donation of £50,000 in support!

The Cheeky Panda are striving to make sustainability as simple as can be. They use super-fast growing bamboo, rather than trees, in their toilet rolls, wipes and other products to provide an eco-friendly alternative to other essentials on the market. They're a proud B Corp aiming to make the planet a better place – and have fun doing it (which explains the ‘cheeky’ in their name). Using bamboo – not the kind pandas eat, don’t worry – they're here to teach the world that there’s no need to compromise on quality to achieve your green goals.

Chris Forbes, The Cheeky Panda founder has said:

"We’re proud as pandas to be supporting Edinburgh Zoo – not just because we love big, bamboo-munching, black and white bears – but also because we both share a passion for conservation. We want to work with this special Zoo to raise awareness for wildlife protection worldwide and create a more sustainable planet for future generations."


Our incredible rewards include:

  • Giraffe Magic Moments – you can be one of the first to meet our new arrivals later this year. Our magic moments are an opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite animals...Imagine being slobbered on by a giraffe!


  • Animal adoptions – you can support our lions, tigers, giant pandas, sun bears, penguins and many more spectacular species


  • Our limited edition Edinburgh Zoo tote bag
  • An exclusive breakfast in our Mansion House followed by a private guided zoo tour


  • or p-p-p pick a virtual Zoo Zoom - meet Edinburgh Zoo's famous penguins and their keepers from the comfort of your own home
  • Or would your company like to get involved? Virtual tours for staff and sponsorship opportunities of our animal enclosures are available. 


Be sure to browse the full list of rewards on the right of this page -including our Mystery Animal Magic Moment! We have a very exciting new animal to introduce you to, this is not one to be missed!

Experience rewards can be redeemed until December 2022, giving you plenty of time to plan your wild day out.

*Please allow up to four weeks to receive your reward. Thank you for all the support you continue to show for your zoo!*


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

47 of 100 claimed

Exclusive tote bag

Receive an exclusive Edinburgh Zoo tote bag for your donation

£12 or more

Buy a child's ticket

Buy one child's ticket for Edinburgh Zoo

£35 or more

Child Annual Membership

Buy a child's membership, perfect for birthdays!

£45 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£50 of Zoo Vouchers

£50 in zoo gift vouchers to be used online or at the zoo

£70 or more

Adult Annual Membership

Explore as often as you like for an entire year

£85 or more

6 of 20 claimed

£100 worth of Zoo Gift Vouchers

£100 worth of zoo gift vouchers to use online or at the zoo

£90 or more

24 of 50 claimed

Mystery Animal Magic Moment

We have a surprise new animal waiting for you – and they are adorable!

£120 or more

57 of 75 claimed

Giraffe Magic Moment – meet our new herd!

Be amongst the first to buy experiences to meet these much-anticipated new arrivals!

£150 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Virtual Zoo Zoom

Meet Edinburgh Zoo's famous penguins and their keepers from the comfort of your home

£300 or more

9 of 25 claimed

Exclusive breakfast and morning tour for six guest

Enjoy an exclusive breakfast in the Mansion House followed by private guided zoo tour* (for up to six guests – in a family group while restrictions apply)

£500 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Become part of our giraffe house

Become part of our new giraffe house with your name and message inscribed inside.

£600 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Animal Adoption and Animal Encounter

Become a gold level adopter of an animal of your choosing, before being invited to come in and meet that animal behind-the-scenes!

£800 or more

Joint annual patron membership

Joint annual patron membership for you and another – experience a special insider view of your zoo.

£1,200 or more

Joint Life Membership

Enjoy a lifetime of unlimited visits

£2,400 or more

Family of four Life Membership

Enjoy a lifetime of unlimited family visits!

£10,000 or more

Become a lifetime patron

For £10,000 you will become a lifetime patron of RZSS, and we'll invite you behind the scenes to feed your favourite animal!

£25,000 or more

Sponsor an enclosure

Choose your favourite animal to promote your brand

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Over £200 million has been raised from our crowd to support the projects they love! Plus tens of millions more unlocked by our partners.