Edinburgh Zoo with a toddler too!

What a brilliant weekend we just had staying in Edinburgh and visiting the Zoo!  About an hour and a half away from us by train we decided to make a little break of our day out and stayed a couple of nights in a hotel for the first time with J, I was apprehensive about the sleeping arrangements but we actually all had two really good night’s sleep!  Here are some of the highlights from a fantastic day:

First up some brilliant birds

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I’ve always loved flamingo so this was a treat for me, twice in a few months after our visit to the Wetlands Centre!

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Then another treat, Tian Tian the panda was sleeping, but it was wonderful to see her

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Next up, J’s favourite tiger and some very active tussling rhino!

tiger rhino

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Plenty of greenery at the beautifully landscaped gardens including this unusual Wollemi Pine

wollemi pine

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And that view of the city!

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Not forgetting some hijinks of our own!

monkey lion

follow the leader penguin parase

Surprise!

Joss meercar

And finally, gorgeous striped zebra rounded off our visit!

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