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Open 7 days a week!

April - Sept: 10am - 6pm

Oct - March: 10am - 5pm

Last entry 1 hour before closing time.

PLEASE NOTE: Leaping Lemurs Soft Play is CLOSED until further notice. This building will be converted into a new Reptile House. A brand new indoor play facility will follow shortly, so please bear with us in the meantime.

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Five Sisters Zoo
Gavieside
West Calder
West Lothian
EH55 8PT

T: 01506 870 000
    01506 871 111

F: 01506 871 961

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    • Our worst nightmare

      A devastating fire has destroyed the reptile/tropical house, unfortunately lives have been lost but amazingly the crocodiles, housed next to the reptile house have survived thankfully.  One of our beloved otters has died, but the female is being cared for by the vet and we are hopeful she will survive.  The Zoo and soft play will be closed today and we thank everyone for their support and offer of help.
    • Following the devastating fire at the Zoo on Sunday 14th April, the Zoo and soft play area will remain closed for the next few days. Everyone will be working hard towards re opening both areas as soon as possible.

      We confirm that the entire reptile/tropical house has been destroyed and 48 different species including reptiles, invertebrates and small mammals have been lost. Goldie, our 14ft albino burmese python had recently been moved out of this area so has survived. The fire spread to the otter pond, killing our male otter, but the female is alive and being cared for by staff. 2 of our meerkats survived, despite their house being totally destroyed.

      Shirley and Brian Curran, the staff and volunteers at the Zoo wish to thank everyone for their messages of support, offers of help and generous donations received to date.
    • blaze2Due to the number of people calling and wishing to donate to help the Zoo as a result of the fire, we have set up a dedicated fund and anyone wishing to donate please simply click on this donation link and select the Five Sisters Zoo Fire Fund from the dropdown menu. 

    Welcome to the FIVE SISTERS ZOO 

    The Zoo is OPEN from 10am!

     

     

    See the stories below for a snippet of what's going on at the Zoo!

    Latest 'Animal of the Week' video... 

    Thanks to Affinity TV it's all about the lovely lynx this week... Click the image below to hear Zoo keeper George tell you all about these fascinating animals!Have you seen our previous videos yet? Be sure to watch them here: Animal of the week videos! :-)…

    Coati baby! 

    Meet our newest baby, a ring-tailed coati born at the beginning of June. Full of mischief already and causing havoc for mum and dad!…

    Giant tortoise hatchlings 

    The latest edition to the Zoo are twelve rescued African spurred tortoise, or sulcata tortoise as they are often known. These wee hatchlings were confiscated by UK Border Control whilst being smuggled into the country from West Africa. We already have one sulcata tortoise named Chad who lives in Meerkat Savannah with the meerkats, yellow mongoose and blue crane. At over 30yrs old he weighs in a…

    NEW... Arctic wolves! 

    We are delighted to announce that the "mystery enclosure" in the zoo is now home to two stunning female arctic wolves who have recently arrived from Sosto Zoo in Hungary! "Luna" and "Aria" have settled in well and are enjoying their new home here at the Zoo!…

    Outdoor kids play area! 

    New for 2014:This fun outdoor kiddies play area is complete with the pirate ship from the old outdoor castle play area, swings, slides, teacups and more! A unique 'Crooked House' is also a main feature of this area, which has colouring in and activities inside...  …

    Meerkat Savannah 

    New for 2014: Our new mixed exhibit 'Meerkat Savannah'...... Our mob of meerkats, African spurred tortoise 'Chad', yellow mongoose and blue cranes have all taken residence here. Each species has their own indoor dens and share a large sandy outdoor area giving them lots of space to roam and explore! Come along to watch the meerkats being fed everyday at 1.30pm.…

    The Castle Zoo 

    New for 2014:The Castle Zoo is home to lots of exciting animals including eagle owls, harris hawks, ferrets, black rats, fruit bats, red squirrels, finches, Chinese pheasants, and a kinkajou and a raven! Plus, there are goats, rabbits and guinea pigs that you can pet.…

    Our bears are... 

    ... fully awake now so watch out for them in their natural woodland area or even having a play in their pond!…

    'Wallaby Walkabout' 

    New for 2014:Our walkthrough wallaby enclosure 'Wallaby Walkabout' is open...... You are able to wander along the pathway, passing right by our group of red-necked and parma wallabies! Some of the wallabies may be a little shy, but a number of them are very inquisitive and may bounce over to say hi!  …

    African walk through aviary 

    New for 2014: The mixed bird aviary is now open...... You can 'walk through' the enclosure, giving you an immersive and exciting experience! You will see a number of African wetlands birds, including marbled teal, cape teal, white-faced whistling duck, little egret, village weaver, purple glossy starling, white-cheeked turaco, and sacred ibis!…

    Outside monkey house 

    New for 2014:The outdoor house for our common marmosets is complete. Here is the wee baby a few months ago hitching a ride with an older relative. Baby is a lot bigger now and much more independent!…

    Reptile House 

    Plans for a new Reptile House have now been finalised! Our two amazing West African dwarf crocodiles, Bob and Bindy, will have pride of place in here, along with lots of other wonderful animals! Building work on this should begin soon and hopefully the new area will be ready for Autumn 2014! We'll keep you updated with news as we know it...…

    Latest News

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    Our Green Iguana...
    is keeping an eye out for his breakfast! Hope to welcome you to the Zoo this holiday and to those who have already visited - many thanks!
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    New Baby
    Meet our newest baby, a Coati born around five weeks ago.  Full of mischief already and causing havoc for mum and dad.
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    SULCATA TORTOISE HATCHLINGS
    The latest edition to the zoo are twelve rescued Sulcata Tortoise hatchlings.  They were confiscated by UK Border Control whilst being smuggled into the country from West Africa.
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