Edinburgh Zoo is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The Society was founded in March 1909, and the Zoo opened in July 1913. Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, the Zoo is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre. It would be near impossible for me to have taken a picture of every animal in it's enclosure, but I've included here some of my very favourite animals that I spend most of my time watching when I visit the zoo. The Amur Leopard being my favourite along with the flamingos and marmosets. I could go on and on, but I love animals. Edinburgh Zoo do a great work in conservation and teaching visitors why it's so very important we strive to save these animals along with their homelands. Animals are being hunted for their pelts, teeth and other such things for clothing, furnishings and many other senseless acts. Not only do they work to save the species and strive to mate them when they can, they also work to conserve not only the animal's homelands, but the Earth itself...as we all belong to this Earth and we must work to preserve the beauty of it. The zoo is the second main attraction in Edinburgh, second only to the castle itself. Though going to the zoo can sometimes be sad, as I wish the animals were able to be set free in their homelands, I am happy that they are somewhere that takes care of them and works hard to make sure they continue on for generations to come & teaches children like my girls why the Earth and it's inhabitants both animal and human are so important to the circle of life we live in and how we need to take care of each other!! If you're ever in Edinburgh, do venture out and visit the zoo and see my favourites there too!
Have a wonderful day dolls
P.S. - I'll have my outfit from the day in a post next week, plus my new glasses ;)
I know he's not real....but I thought he was equally just as cute....
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