Building for the future at Edinburgh Zoo
With your help, giraffes can find a home in Scotland's bustling capital
You can bring some new residents to Edinburgh Zoo in 2020 by donating towards an exciting new campaign: Give giraffes a home at Edinburgh Zoo and save them in the wild!
Your donation will help to create a unique landscape for giraffes high on Corstorphine Hill, to the west of the city centre. You can give our new giraffe family a fantastic home with plenty of space to walk tall around their new enclosure (with fantastic views of the city to boot)! Edinburgh Zoo's dedicated team of keepers and vets will be ready to welcome the herd with their many years of expertise in animal care. With high level walkways, the new giraffe house will also bring visitors eye to eye with our new herd.
Edinburgh Zoo is an iconic Scottish landmark that has delighted visitors since 1913. Owned by leading Scottish wildlife conservation charity, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (registered charity number SC004064), the Zoo is one of Europe's leading centres of conservation, education and research. By working collectively with other zoos and conservation agencies in the UK, Europe and around the world, Edinburgh Zoo delivers coordinated conservation programmes to help ensure the survival of many threatened species. Enjoyable education programmes enable Scottish children and young people to understand the fragility of life on this planet, and how to care for it.
Edinburgh Zoo's mission is to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction. Our giraffe appeal is the first of five initiatives which aim to transform Edinburgh Zoo. Find out more about Edinburgh Zoo's Big 5 project here.
So why giraffes?
Did you know that giraffes are even more vulnerable than elephants? Sadly, few people have heard about the crisis facing giraffes in the wild. Their numbers have plummeted by 30% and only around 100,000 remain in the wild. Tragically, they are now extinct in seven countries where they once thrived. Edinburgh Zoo wants to ensure giraffes have a long future. Your support will contribute to global efforts to save the species. By bringing giraffes to the Zoo, visitors will be inspired by these majestic creatures and can learn about the serious threats they face in the wild. Through increasing awareness and supporting conservation work in Africa, giraffes can thrive again.
Please help to raise £100,000 toward a new giraffe house.
Donate today to give giraffes a home at Edinburgh Zoo.
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