Edinburgh Zoo launch prize draw for once-in-a-lifetime exclusive after hours experience where the winner can feed the animals

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland is today launching a prize draw, with the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience with exclusive access to Edinburgh Zoo and an opportunity to feed the animals of their choice.

The prize draw winner will be able to get up and close to feed five animals of their choice in exclusive after hours access to the zoo

The wildlife conservation charity is giving one lucky winner and their loved ones the keys to the zoo after-hours, to go behind the scenes with magnificent animals, followed by an overnight stay in the luxury Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian.

Prize draw tickets cost £5 and can be purchased via a donation on the Crowdfunder website.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

David Field, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland CEO, said: “Thankfully we have been able to reopen Edinburgh Zoo but being closed for over five months has cost our charity more than £2 million.

Luxury: The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - the Caledonian

“It has been wonderful to see our visitors enjoying our wide open spaces and interacting with our amazing animals once again.

“Our food bill alone is over £60,000 every month and our supporters have been fantastic. We want to thank them by giving them something to really look forward to. This is an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals they love.

“Everyone who enters will be in with the chance of winning exclusive, after-hours access to the zoo with a personally guided tour with me and the opportunity to feed any five of our wonderful animals.

“Our winner might choose Yang Guang one of our world-famous giant pandas, our cheeky penguins, lovely lions or marvellous meerkats. To top it all off the winner will be treated to a delicious dinner and an overnight stay in the stunning Caledonian hotel.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.

 0 comments

Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.