Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education
BBC Homepagelow graphics version | feedback | help
BBC News Online
 You are in: UK: Scotland
Front Page 
World 
UK 
Northern Ireland 
Scotland 
Wales 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Sport 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 
Thursday, 24 February, 2000, 08:56 GMT
Zoo stays put

Edinburgh Zoo lion
The zoo and its residents are staying put


Edinburgh Zoo has abandoned plans to move to an alternative site in the area around the city.

The Royal Zoological Society of Edinburgh says the value of the existing location in Corstorphine makes it the most appropriate venue.

A redevelopment programme for the zoo,, which attracts 500,000 visitors a year, is now planned.

It occupies 82 acres on Edinburgh's Corstorphine Hill.

The society carried out a feasibility study of other sites before reaching the decision.

Last year, zoo director Dr David Waugh said: "We are already internationally nationally renowned for our breeding programmes and conservation work and it is vital that we look into any idea that might help us further our aims."

Senior keeper Graham Catlow said: "What zoo wouldn't like to be able to start again?

"Instead of patching up old enclosures we could build a dream zoo where all the modern techniques of zoo animal management and welfare could be incorporated."
Search BBC News Online

Advanced search options
Launch console
BBC RADIO NEWS
BBC ONE TV NEWS
WORLD NEWS SUMMARY
PROGRAMMES GUIDE

See also:
14 Oct 99 |  Scotland
Edinburgh zoo considers migrating

Internet links:

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites
Links to other Scotland stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Scotland stories