Edinburgh Zoo panda appeal

Edinburgh Zoo have launched a public appeal to raise £100,000 to go towards a revamped penguin enclosure.
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) unveiled the bid to help build the new home for the resident colony of kings, rockhoppers and gentoos.
Featuring diving boards and slides, the planned Penguins Rock facility will cost £750,000, with the RZSS to pay for the majority of the refurbishment work through funding.
In March, it was announced the enclosure was getting an upgrade after the pool sprung a leak.
A third of the penguin colony stayed at Edinburgh Zoo while the remaining birds were temporarily rehomed in other zoos in the UK and Denmark.
Seven gentoo penguin chicks have been born at the temporary enclosure in Edinburgh since the upgrade was announced.
Darren McGarry, head of animals at the zoo, said: “Edinburgh Zoo has held penguins for over 100 years and today we are launching the Penguins Rock appeal to refurbish the existing enclosure.
“Earlier on this year we noticed there were some leaks in the pool, so we need to repair that, but we also want to refurbish it to make it more interactive for the visitors coming to see the penguins.
“We are also going to improve some areas of the enclosure so it makes it that bit better for the penguins.”
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