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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 an exciting new Tropical 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!

    Easter Sunday 

    On Easter Sunday join in with the Treasure Hunt Animal Quiz Trail (each child receives a chocolate egg for their completed quiz!), an Easter Bonnet competition, face painting, Easter raffle, and Arts & Crafts... and of course enjoying all the Spring babies and new areas around the Zoo! Normal admission prices apply. The Zoo opens at 10am... Happy Easter everyone! :)…

    NEW outdoor kids play area! 

    The new outdoor play area is now ready!This fun 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 will be ready in the coming weeks for birthday parties, etc! (Updated pic to follow...)  …

    NEW... Meerkat Savannah 

    Our new mized exhibit 'Meerkat Savannah' is now complete! Our mob of meerkats, African spurred tortoise, yellow mongoose and blue cranes have now all taken residence here and are settling in well! Each species has their own indoor dens and share a large sandy outdoor area giving them lots of space to roam and explore! Our crested porcupines will be next to join them very soon!…

    NEW... The Castle Zoo 

    The Castle Zoo is NOW OPEN! There are lots of animals to see in this exciting new development, including eagle owls, harris hawks, ferrets, black rats, fruit bats, goats, guinea pigs, rabbits, a kinkajou and a raven!  …

    Zoo News - April 2014  

    The latest newsletter - keep up-to-date with all the latest news from the Zoo! We will be sending the full newsletter out by email to our subscribers, so keep an eye on your inbox. Or to read a pdf version of the full newsletter right now, please click hereto download.…

    Otter pups! 

    The otters have been hiding a special secret since the middle of January and have at last decided the time is right to show everyone their three beautiful additions to the family! For our female otter, who sustained terrible burns and trauma from last year's fire, it's such a happy ending! Please note that the otters are still spending a lot of time in their indoor housing, so they may not alwa…

    Gorgeous meerkat pups! 

    We are delighted to welcome two meerkat pups to the mob... these wee ones have just recently emerged from their burrow for all to see! …

    Our bears are... 

    ... showing signs of becoming a bit more active!  If only for short periods at a time, our brown bears, like Carmen here, are venturing out of their beds to explore the outdoors! Perhaps you'll be lucky enough to spot one of them on your next visit?!…

    NEW 'Wallaby Walkabout' is OPEN! 

    Our NEW walkthrough wallaby enclosure 'Wallaby Walkabout' is now OPEN! You will be able to wander along the pathway, passing right by our group of 14 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!  …

    NEW African walk through aviary is OPEN! 

    The new mixed bird aviary is now OPEN! You can now 'walk through' the enclosure, giving you an immersive and exciting experience! You will see a number of birds, including marbled teals, cape teals, white-faced whistling ducks, and sacred ibis! Some of our other birds are waiting for some warmer weather before exploring the outdoors, but they can still be seen in their indoor housing... we'll let…

    Beautiful ring-tailed coati! 

    We are delighted to announce the arrival of two beautiful ring-tailed coati from Fife Animal Park. They can be seen in the enclosure adjacent to the skunks, opposite 'Wallaby Walkabout'. They are settling in well :) Find out all about this fascinating species by clicking here.…

    NEW monkey house is complete! 

    The new outdoor house for our Geoffroy's marmosets, red bellied tamarins, and common marmosets is now complete! Here are the tamarins enjoying some sunshine!…

    Tropical House 

    Plans for a new Tropical 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...…

    NEW 'mystery' enclosure! 

    A new large enclosure is now complete between the reindeer and the donkey paddock for an exciting new species...... Watch this space for details to follow!…

    Latest News

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    Happy Easter Sunday everyone!
    The lemurs are already looking for Easter quiz letters! Look forward to welcoming some of you to the Zoo today, normal opening hours and admissions apply.  Each child receives a free Easter egg w...
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    EASTER FUN on SUNDAY 20th APRIL!
    Join in with the Treasure Hunt Animal Quiz (each child receives a chocolate egg for their completed quiz) an Easter Bonnet competition, face painting, Easter Raffle plus arts & crafts and of cours...
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    The Castle Zoo opens today!
    and to celebrate the Linlithgow Saxophone Ensemble (the Sax Pistols aged between 14-17) will entertain visitors from 11am with music from Jazz to Jungle Book and Pink Panther to Pirates of the Carribe...
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